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P&T Healthcare System Survey Results Are In!

1. How many hospitals are in your health system?
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
0-107173.9%
11-201212.5%
20-4044.1%
401010.4%
Total96100%
2. Does your health system have an accountable care organization (ACO)?
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Yes4750.0%
No4851.0%
Total94100%
3. If you answered yes to question 2, does the ACO have a formulary structure? If yes, please describe
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Yes2750.9%
No2445.2%
Total53100%
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4. Do you have a private insurance/health plan?
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Yes5862.3%
No3537.6%
Total93100%
5. Do you have a health system/national P&T committee?
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Yes5659.5%
No3840.4%
Total94100%
6. If so, does the health system P&T committee review and approve drugs used in the:
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Inpatient setting4261.7%
Outpatient setting2739.7%
Insurance/health plan913.2%
All areas2638.2%
Total68100%
7. If you answered no to question #5, do you have:
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
regional committees1228.5%
stand-alone hospital committees3480.9%
Total42100%
8. How often does your P&T committee meet?
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
3-4 times a year2526.3%
5-6 times a year2122.1%
7-12 times a year4951.5%
Total95100%
9. Are any of your P&T committee members compensated for their time?
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Yes2122.3%
No7377.6%
Total94100%
10. If yes, please indicate what type of professionals, and how they are compensated.
24 Responses
11. Do you require all P&T committee members to sign conflict-of-interest agreements?
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Yes5156.0%
No4043.9%
Total91100%
12. Do you have a health system formulary, for all areas indicated in question 6?
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Yes6169.3%
No2932.9%
Total88100%
13. In addition to physicians, pharmacists, and nurses, please indicate whether the following professionals are members of your P&T committee.
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Hospital finance2430.7%
Quality/performance Improvement5773.0%
Information technology (IT)2835.8%
Transition of care: homecare/hospice/home infusion1316.6%
Case managers1519.2%
Health care economics78.9%
Other(s):1721.7%
Total78100%
19 Comments
14. Please indicate which types of subcommittees are part of your P&T committee.
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Medication safety6880.0%
Nutrition support/dietary2934.1%
Blood/transfusion1315.2%
Antimicrobial stewardship6272.9%
Oncology3136.4%
Value analysis1922.3%
Pharmacogenomics1011.7%
Biosimilars1112.9%
Other(s):67.0%
Total85100%
11 Comments
15. What type of value/comparative effectiveness analysis Information do you review (clinical and financial)?
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Whether the is drug used for inpatients or outpatients6267.3%
How the drug is reimbursed in each setting (inpatient, outpatient, home infusion, retail)4852.1%
The impact on cost of inpatient care only for pharmacy4953.2%
The impact on overall cost of care, including decreased length of stay, avoiding hospital readmissions, etc.7278.2%
Pharmacoeconomic information presented by Industry3639.1%
Comparative effectiveness vs. other treatments (drugs, devices, procedures)7985.8%
Total92100%
16. How is your charge Description Master set up?
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
One CDM for all of the formulary5363.8%
Separate CDM for inpatients and outpatients3036.1%
Total83100%
17. How often do you conduct a formulary review?
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Once a year for the total formulary3234.7%
When a new drug is evaluated for formulary addition6772.8%
Class reviews once a year3032.6%
Total92100%
18. Do you have an appeals process for decisions made at the health-system level, by a local/regional hospital (e.g., Local Med Exec may disagree with health system level)? If yes, please explain.
Number of Response(s)Response Ratio
Yes3641.3%
No5158.6%
Total87100%
12 Comments

March 2015