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