Implementation of a standard pharmacy clinical practice model in a multihospital system
- An Unhealthy Public-Private Tension: Pharmacy Ownership, Prescribing, And Spending In The Philippines. James, Chris D.; Peabody, John; Solon, Orville; Quimbo, Stella; Hanson, Kara // Health Affairs;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p1022
Physicians' links with pharmacies may create perverse financial incentives to overprescribe, prescribe products with higher profit margins, and direct patients to their pharmacy. Interviews with pharmacy customers in the Philippines show that those who use pharmacies linked to public-sector...
- Evidence Based Health Care. Gupta, Indu; Mengi, R. K.; Kohli, Rohit // JK Science;Jan-Mar2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p48
The article offers information about the potential of evidence-based health care (EBHC) to transform health care. It states that EBHC can reduce medical errors, control health care costs and improve patient outcomes. It outlines the five steps for EBHC, such as converting the need for clinical...
- California accepts `tech-check-tech' in hospitals. Gebhart, Fred // Drug Topics;6/5/2006, Vol. 150 Issue 11, p19
The article reports on the approval of pharmacists in California to the technicians checking technicians (tech-check-tech) in hospital setting on April 2006 that would let technicians check medication cassette fills by other technicians. The tech-check-tech was brought about by studies conducted...
- Outpatient critical pathways: Five advantages for physicians who act now. Musfeldt, Charles D. // Physician Executive;Apr1996, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p10
Discusses that critical pathways, a key factor in hospital cost containment efforts, is expected to be a force in the outpatient arena. Reasons why doctors should start implementing outpatient critical pathways; Effect of the method on doctors' take-home income; Search by capitated health...
- General surgical clinical pathways: An introduction. Gadacz, Thomas R.; Adkins, R. Benton // American Surgeon;Jan1997, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p107
States that with increasing pressure to reduce the cost of health care in the United States, protocols and practice guidelines are being developed to streamline the practice of medicine. Who is responsible for developing these guidelines; Establishment of a committee to develop clinical...
- Spending doesn't always improve health. Hertz, Beth Thomas; Sommer, Alfred // Ophthalmology Times;12/15/99, Vol. 24 Issue 24, p1
Discusses the concerns about medical costs in the United States and the possible tighter control to be imposed by managed care. Health outcomes compared to health care spending; Variations in the way physician practice and its implications for health care costs.
- France seeks to curb health costs by fining doctors. Dixon, Jennifer // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/11/97, Vol. 315 Issue 7113, p895
Editorial. Focuses on the paper by Isabelle Durand-Zaleski et al in the October 11, 1997 issue of `BMJ,' on the use of mandatory practice guidelines in France to curb health costs. Leverage of the government over health care providers; Efforts of the French government to change clinical...
- Mass. provider coalition protests Partners' expansion. Herman, Bob // Modern Healthcare;6/16/2014, Vol. 44 Issue 24, p6
The article informs that Massachusetts health systems and physician groups' coalition including Cambridge Health Alliance, Lahey Health and Atrius Health have asked Massachusetts' attorney general for the views of state stakeholders on healthcare firm Partners Health-Care's acquisition agreement.
- Maryland systems teaming up on population health. Rubenfire, Adam // Modern Healthcare;3/2/2015, Vol. 45 Issue 9, p6
The article informs that five Maryland-based health systems are planning to form an alliance to strengthen their performance under state's budget reimbursement system and also reveals that members of the Advanced Health Collaborative will comprise several hospitals including Adventist Healthcare.