We previously reported on drug shortages here. Now, a new report by the American Hospital Association, who surveyed 820 community hospitals: virtually of them had experienced a drugs shortage in the past six months.
99.5% of hospitals reported experiencing one or more drug shortage in the last six months and nearly half of the hospitals reported 21 or more drug shortages.
- Two-thirds had experienced a shortage of cancer drugs.
- Eighty-eight percent have been short on pain medications.
- Ninety-five percent have experienced a shortage of anesthesia drugs for a surgery.
See our previous post here.