The potential of pill splitting to achieve cost savings.

@article{Stafford2002ThePO,
  title={The potential of pill splitting to achieve cost savings.},
  author={Randall Scott Stafford and David C. Radley},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 8},
  pages={
          706-12
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To present a methodology for identifying specific medications for which pill splitting is clinically appropriate and cost saving, to present data from a commercial managed care population on current pill-splitting practices, and to estimate additional cost savings from extended use of this strategy. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective pharmacy claims analysis. METHODS Pharmacy claims data from a commercial managed care health plan covering 19,000 lives and national drug data were used to… CONTINUE READING

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