In-House Specialty Pharmacy Reduces Medical Errors, Wait Time

Article ID: 670423

Released: 1-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EST

Source Newsroom: Yale Cancer Center

  • Kerin Bess Adelson, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Chief Quality Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Smilow Cancer Hospital

Newswise — The addition of an in-house specialty pharmacy at Smilow Cancer Hospital reduced the amount of time patients waited for oral cancer medications; prevented errors associated with filling, dispensing and taking oral chemotherapy; and improved overall quality of care, according to a study being presented at the Quality Care Symposium.

“An in-house pharmacy is integrated into the clinical team where pharmacists, nurses and oncologists manage patients collaboratively,” Kerin Adelson, MD, chief officer at Smilow Cancer Center Hospital said.

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