Accession Number : ADA324300
Title : Outpatient Clinical Pharmacy Case Review within the South Texas Veterans Health Care System,
Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATI ON
Personal Author(s) : Deeter, David P.
PDF Url : ADA324300
Report Date : APR 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 79
Abstract : Outpatient pharmacy expenditures for the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) have increased at a rate of 1.4% per month; most of this increase can be attributed to an increase in the number of prescriptions being filled. The purpose of this project was to determine if a clinical pharmacy case review program designed to identify prescriptions that should be canceled or changed to cheaper alternatives can avoid sufficient cost to pay for itself. Cost-minimization ratios comparing potential cost-avoidance with the cost of labor associated with the review were calculated.
Descriptors : *HEALTH, *CASE STUDIES, *OUTPATIENT CLINICS, *PHARMACIES, COST ANALYSIS, THESES, DRUGS, TEXAS, VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL).
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE