Frequently Asked Questions

What is the EAHP self-assessment tool?

The self-assessment tool allows hospital pharmacists to assess the level of Statement implementation within their hospitals. It also allows hospital pharmacists to demonstrate progress with their implementation.

The tool provides an individualized action plan that will allow further progress on implementing individual Statements. Finally, it will allow hospitals to know where they are within their country regarding implementation.

The self-assessment tool is a key EAHP initiative that will help individual hospitals to identify priorities and needs when implementing the Statements.

Who should do the assessment for each individual hospital?

EAHP will only collect data from the official assessments (you will be able to choose between personal or official when starting an assessment), therefore, official assessments should be led by the Chief of Pharmacy but the EAHP implementation teams strongly recommends to do the assessment with the whole pharmacy team when possible. The tool also allows to do a personal assessment but the data will not be sent to EAHP.

How often should a hospital complete an assessment?

The assessment can be completed at any time. EAHP recommends hospital to do a quarterly, bi-yearly or yearly assessment depending on the degree of change in practice in order to measure progress in the hospital’s overall score.

What happens with the data provided?

All data will be kept confidential and only aggregated data will be reported.

How was the tool developed?

EAHP developed the tool with the help of Edgimo, an US based company. The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP) let EAHP used the license for the tool. We want to thank them for their help and support.

EAHP put together working groups to develop the description of the levels of implementation within each section of the Statements.

What is the logic behind the action plan?

The tool prioritizes Statements through a scoring Systems and divide them in two different categories: First Priority and Second Priority. Then, through rating the feasibility and the benefit of implementing the Statements within your hospital, you will get an individualised action plan with a link to our resources.

Please find more information in our guideline (add link to guideline).

Who should I contact if I have questions about the tool or want to collaborate to help moving my country and other towards implementation?

Please contact the EAHP Implementation team at Statements@eahp.eu. Also don’t hesitate to drop us an email if you want to learn more about the project or collaborate with EAHP and your national association.