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July 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul2010, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p33
The article details the evidence-based approach to establish clinical equivalency undertaking of 34 U.S. hospitals with VHA, Inc., a national healthcare network. It mentions that the goal of the undertaking is to identify savings opportunities to cut pharmacy costs without compromising patient care. The article also details the outcomes including developing evidence-based utilization for high-impact drug categories, creating a website for clinical decision-support tool and maximizing existing drug contracts.


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