Enhancing Care in Health Systems
With a leading market position in specialty pharmaceuticals, AmerisourceBergen creates a marketplace where manufacturers can ensure providers and their patients have access to critical therapies.
The State of Specialty: Growth in Health Systems
Specialty therapies were once the future of pharmaceutical-led care. But more and more, they're becoming the present. This new reality is perhaps most evident in the health system setting, which represents the fastest-growing segment of specialty pharmacy. Here are a few facts that may be familiar:
- 47.1% of hospitals with 600+ beds operate a specialty pharmacy (ASHP data)
- 1 in 5 hospitals report having internal specialty pharmacy capabilities (CSI Specialty Group's 2017 State of Specialty Pharmacy Report)
What does this growth mean for how health systems access specialty products, and how can manufacturers ensure their therapies are available where patients are presenting for treatment?
“Health system specialty pharmacies may be growing, but challenges of being included in manufacturer and payer networks remain."