3 Best Practices For Outpatient Pharmacy
By including the following practices within your hospital's outpatient pharmacy, you are well on your way to success.
Implement a Meds-to-Beds Program
Capturing and filling prescriptions before a patient leaves the hospital is not only good clinical practice, it is also good clinical practice. A meds-to-beds program will ensure that each discharged patient becomes a revenue source for the outpatient pharmacy.
If employees fill their prescriptions at the hospital outpatient pharmacy, the drugs can be purchased at GPO prices, which are typically 5- 12 percent lower than retail prices at big box chains and community pharmacies.
Prioritize Patient Care
Maximizing patient prescription capture will increase satisfaction scores, reduce readmission rates and improve medication adherence.