Indoor pharmacy: Indoor pharmacy is very important department of the hospital. The physician prescribes to the patient. The nursing personal copies it & write it on requisition form or books & send it to the pharmacy. The pharmacist compounds & dispenses according with usual labeling as unite dose or multiple dose system as desired by hospital authority.

Outdoor Pharmacy:  Outdoor pharmacy is very important of the hospital. Here medicines are prepared in bulk form. According the hospital formulary for the extensively used selected medicines & dispenses them to the outdoor patient according to the prescription of the medical officers

The difference between the indoor & outdoor pharmacy are as follows:
 
Indoor Pharmacy
Outdoor Pharmacy
A. Indoor pharmacy is very important department of hospital for indoor supply of medicine & other articles for indoor patient.
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B. The physician prescribes for the indoor patient on the bed ticket.
A.  Outdoor Pharmacy very important department hospital for supply of medicine for outdoor patient.

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B. Outdoor medical officer (Physician) prescribes medicine for the outdoor patient on the prescription paper or pads & handed over the patient.
C. The nurse writes it on the requisition paper or book on the basis of prescription to the basis of prescription to the indoor pharmacy.
C. Patient or his barer receive medicine from outdoor pharmacy for the basis of prescription.
D. Pharmacist compounded or prepared medicine as per prescription to the indoor pharmacy.

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E. Pharmacist distributes or supply medicine tom the nursing unit as unit dose or multiple dose system & desired by hospital authority.
D. In outdoor pharmacy, pharmacist compound or prepared medicine in bulk as from as per hospital formulary for the extensively used medicine.
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E. Pharmacist dispensed & medicine to the patient or his/her barer directly with all direction to the patient regarding its use.