Seventy-one percent of hospital pharmacy leaders surveyed said their facility offered at least one in-house outpatient and/or specialty pharmacy and over half of those lacking such a pharmacy said they planned to open one at some point.

Hospital Pharmacy Leaders Call Staff Shortages, Vendor Management Their Biggest Operational Challenges

Hospital outpatient pharmacy leaders cite staffing shortages, managing multiple vendors, and navigating insurer red tape—specialty drug referrals and prior authorization requirements, specifically—among top workplace challenges, a new survey finds. As 340B providers continue to grapple with pharmaceutical manufacturer contract pharmacy restrictions, most respondents said they plan to boost their in-house pharmacy capabilities.

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