Accession Number:

ADA324300

Title:

Outpatient Clinical Pharmacy Case Review within the South Texas Veterans Health Care System,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATI ON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE