Part D ups senior pharmacy visits, study finds

May 8, 2006

Seventy percent of surveyed pharmacists reported an increase insenior traffic since Jan. 1, according to an Epocrates Honor Panelsurvey of 537 R.Ph.s.

Seventy percent of surveyed pharmacists reported an increase in senior traffic since Jan. 1, according to an Epocrates Honor Panel survey of 537 R.Ph.s. Seventy-seven percent of senior visits were to check on drug costs, 74% asked about which Part D plan to join, 41% came to pick up a new script, and 37% had questions about drug alternatives. More than 50% of respondents also noted that Part D has caused at least a 40% increase in time spent on administrative tasks.

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