The conventional model of healthcare keeps pharmacists focused on the medication dispensary and supply aspect of patient care, with limited access to the decision-making process. Given the enormous knowledge and expertise of the clinical pharmacist in rational and cost-effective use of medicines, their role as key health decision-makers may be the missing link in driving positive patient outcomes.
The rapidly increasing cost of healthcare is already stressing employees; many are having to abandon treatments as care they have hitherto received have driven them into huge financial debts. While experts project that healthcare spendings could double in the next few years, employers can curb this trend through an effective root cause analysis of this burden and adopting cost-control strategies to insulate their workers and businesses.
Experts have predicted significant volatility in healthcare costs in 2022 and beyond as a result of the impact of the pandemic not only on the economy but also on overall health. Therefore, organizations and individuals need to be prepared for the sticker shock and implement cost-saving strategies to mitigate these anticipated changes