Case Study: Compounding as a Cost-savings Approach for Health Systems
Compounding is most often utilized in meeting the specific needs of a patient, which could be related to the dosage form (e.g., a patient that is unable to swallow a solid dosage form would require a compounded liquid form) or availability (e.g., there is a shortage of a commercially available product), among other situations. While compounding for such situations is routine in a health system setting, consideration of the cost savings associated with a compounded preparation is not as evident.
In this activity, participants will review the requirements for non-sterile compounding in a health system setting and identify commonly compounded preparations. Referring to a case study, the cost savings realized by a health system will be illustrated. Specific formulations with a potential for cost-savings will then be considered.
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Health System Pharmacy Managers
- Describe the requirements for non-sterile compounding in a health system setting.
- Discuss examples of compounded preparations common to health systems.
- Illustrate the cost savings realized by a health system.
- Examine formulations with a cost-savings potential.
For Pharmacy Technicians
- Review the requirements for non-sterile compounding in a health system setting.
- List examples of compounded preparations common to health systems.
- Recognize the cost savings realized by a health system.
- Identify formulations with a cost-savings potential.
An unrestricted educational grant has been provided by MEDISCA Inc.
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|CHRISTINE ROUSSEL, PharmD, BCOP|
Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Doylestown Hospital
Disclosure: MEDISCA Consultant
Christine Roussel is a board certified oncology pharmacist and the Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Doylestown Hospital in Pennsylvania where she is responsible for clinical program development and compounding activities. Dr. Roussel also serves as adjunct professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Roussel is an expert in hazardous compounding and has served as the Cancer Center Pharmacy Manager at the Einstein Healthcare System where she was instrumental in directing the design and clinical workflow processes and protocols for the dedicated on-site oncology pharmacy facility. As well, she managed the planning, building and maintenance of the sterile hazardous drug compounding facility. Dr. Roussel also established an outpatient specialty pharmacy service line for cancer center patients, providing clinical and copay-assistance guidance to patients. In her previous role as the Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for the OncoMed Oncology Pharmacy of Philadelphia, a closed door specialty pharmacy, Dr. Roussel oversaw training of all clinical staff on treatment guidelines, patient counseling, regulatory requirements, compounding techniques, and the safe handling of hazardous chemotherapy agents. Dr. Roussel oversaw the maintenance of the cleanroom facilities and wrote the company’s policies and procedures for their sterile compounding program.
Dr. Roussel received her Bachelor of Science in Toxicology and her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences and is currently an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), and the Hematology Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA). Dr. Roussel is also an active member of the Legislative Action Committee for the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
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CPE Credits: 1.5 CPE hours = 0.15 CEUs
Joint Providership Status (CPE Consultants, LLC / LP3 Network)
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
UAN: 0864-9999-17-093-L07-P/T for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Release Date: December 6, 2017.
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