Presenting drug cost information to a board of directors: A case example

V. S. Crane, B. L. Hull, C. A. Hatwig, M. Teresi, C. L. Croft

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Developing and implementing successful drug cost management strategies, projecting the budgetary impact of drugs, in the pipeline, and possessing a thorough understanding of the ever-changing underlying health care system are difficult enough tasks for most clinicians. Having to explain all these issues to a lay board of directors is even more challenging. This article presents a unique perspective - the actual 2002 drug cost containment report presented to Parkland Health & Hospital System's board of directors is shared. The report format and presentation style may serve as a model for others to follow who wish to not only keep their top executives informed about drug costs but also improve their relationships with these bottom-line oriented managers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)857-864
Number of pages8
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)


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