PROS AND CONS OF JOINING PHARMACY ACCREDITATION PROJECT
The Pharmacy accreditation project was designed with good intention for both community pharmacies and general consumers. The major aims were to advocate and ensure the quality of pharmacy services and enhance the standard practices of pharmacy as retailers. However, the project has not been very successful. The objectives of this research were to investigate the attitudes of pharmacists toward the accreditation project and to seek for the pros and cons of pharmacy accreditation project. The qualitative and quantitative methodology were utilized with three groups of participants or triangular technique: pharmacists who joined the accreditation projects and pharmacists who did not join the accreditation projects, and the academic in the university who studied these kinds of problems. The findings revealed that there were five pros and five cons of pharmacy accreditation projects.