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Integrating Quality into Pharmacy Cost...

Integrating Quality into Pharmacy Cost...

This paper cites that some critics argue that consultant pharmacists often lack the tools and resources necessary to implement meaningful quality programs, and sometimes lack the appropriate incentives to focus on cost-containment strategies. The study profiles clinical pharmacy management programs in three states that have targeted interventions for nursing home residents. It concludes that “Emerging CPM programs indicate that nursing home have levers under their control to affect the rise in costs and trends in prescription drug utilization while simultaneously improving beneficiary care.”

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