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Taking Action Against Drug Shortages

Hegwer, L. (2016). Taking Action Against Drug Shortages. Leadership.

This article addresses a number of steps healthcare facilities can take in a drug shortage situation including: reserving medication for treating patients where there is no substitution; preventing procedure cancellations by planning ahead; and developing an allocation framework that is applied to all decision making. The author also describes being prepared, anticipating shortfalls, and compounding drugs as an option for shortages.
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