Survey Respondents

April 2022 : State of Pharmacy Compounding - Vol.19 No. 4 - Page #6

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products’ 15th annual State of Pharmacy Compounding examines the evolving practices of pharmacy compounding, from new regulatory enforcement trends and current equipment purchasing plans to adoption rates of best practices in the cleanroom across a variety of practice settings. Survey respondents represent a cross section of facility sizes with relatively even representation in terms of facility location: urban (30%), suburban (37%), and rural (33%). The vast majority of respondents (78%) practice in facilities that are part of a larger health system.


Survey respondents represent a cross section of health system facility sizes.


With the exception of the smallest facilities (<100 beds), a majority of facilities are projecting their compounding volumes will increase in the coming year.


Compounding volumes vary widely by facility size. The smallest hospitals with fewer than 100 beds typically compound fewer than 50 CSPs per day, while the largest facilities manage a compounding volume that is often 10 times that number.

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The number of FTEs assigned to compounding is particularly variable among those facilities producing fewer than 200 CSPs per day. Once production reaches 200 CSPs per day, most facilities rely on upwards of 5 dedicated FTEs.

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