Three quarters of all facilities nationwide prepare HDs and thus must become compliant with USP <800> by December first of this year. In terms of CSTD use, significant progress is underway. Nine years ago, 40% of hospital pharmacies had no plans to adopt CSTDs for drug preparation. Today, that number has plummeted to 4%, despite the fact that USP <800> recommends, but does not require, CSTDs for drug preparation. New and upgraded products continue to enter this marketplace, providing a variety of options for pharmacy.
among facilities of all sizes. While these devices are already ubiquitous in the largest facilities, purchasing activity is projected to be strong in small to mid-sized facilities over the next few months, with adoption rates projected to surpass the 90% mark.
most facilities do not look to their CSTD usage as a means to extend beyond use dating.
in the pharmacy; 90% of users rate their CSTD as good or excellent.