McKesson Alternate Site Pharmacy
While antibiotics play an important role in improving patient health, some drugs are unnecessarily or inappropriately prescribed and we are seeing an increase in antibiotic resistance in the treatment of issues like urinary tract infections, diarrheal diseases and staph infections.
There is a greater interest in moving patients from SNFs to in-home care with an emphasis on reducing costs and keeping patients healthy once they're home. These changes have a profound impact on hospitals, SNFs and the pharmacies serving these patients across the continuum, and require greater levels of care coordination.
Rising drug costs and declining reimbursements significantly impact profits, and long-term care pharmacies today have to do more with less.