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Biologic medications are commonly utilized to treat pediatric rheumatic diseases. Being high-cost, most third-party payers require dispensing through a specialty pharmacy. Children's Mercy Hospital Specialty Pharmacy (CMH SP) started acceting patients in March 2015.
The number of patients benefited by the superior service of CMH SP has risen steadily, leading to high patient satisfaction and financial benefits for the hospital.
Biological Products; Pharmacy Service, Hospital; Rheumatic Diseases; Outpatient Clinics, Hospital; Hospitals, Pediatric
Pediatrics | Pharmaceutical Preparations | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences | Rheumatology
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Linafelter, Alaina; Harris, Julia G.; Herr, Robert; Quinn, Stephanie; and Cooper, Ashley M., "Collaboration Between Rheumatology Clinic and Specialty Pharmacy to Positively Impact Patient Experience and Hospital Stewardship" (2019). Posters. 135.