1 - Based on a total count of 522,000 office-based physicians in the U.S. per SK&A data. Surescripts’ count of active-physician responses represents those ambulatory-care physicians who used electronic prescription routing within the last 30 days of 2013. For the calculation of active office-based physicians in 2013, Surescripts made a 15% adjustment to remove acute physicians that are e-prescribing.
2 - Electronic prescriptions of controlled substances are not included.
3 - Surescripts’ analysis of American Hospital Association data and U.S. Census Live Tracker Data.
4 - American Hospital Association. Fast Facts on U.S. Hospitals. Available here.
5 - Source. Accessed 3/10/2014 at 11:12am et.
6 - Surescripts’ analysis of NHAMCS data: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Emergency Department Summary Tables, tables 1, 4, 14, 24. Available here.
7 - Surescripts’ analysis of American Hospital Association data.
8 - Surescripts’ analysis of ‘CMS Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, electronic health record products used for attestation.’ Data available here.
9 - Surescripts’ analysis of National Council for Prescription Drug Plan pharmacy data.
10 - Surescripts’ analysis of ‘Total Number of Retail Prescription Drugs Filled at Pharmacies.’ Kaiser Family Foundation. Available here.
11 - Surescripts’ estimate.
12 - Surescripts’ analysis of SK&A data.
13 - Surescripts’ analysis of National Ambulatory Medical Survey: 2010 Summary Tables. Available here.
14 - Ibid.
15 - Surescripts’ analysis of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings. Form 10-K, December 31, 2013.
16 - Rozich JD, Howard RJ, Justeson JM, et al. Patient safety standardization as a mechanism to improve safety in healthcare. Jt. Comm J Qual Saf 2004: 30(1):5–14.
17 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
18 - FormularyWatch.
19 - Butler SF, Budman SH, Licari A, et al. National addictions vigilance intervention and prevention program (NAVIPPRO): a real-time, product-specific, public health surveillance system for monitoring prescription drug abuse. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2008;17:1142–54. ALSO, Rosenblum A, Parrino M, Schnoll SH, et al. Prescription opioid abuse among enrollees into methadone maintenance treatment. Drug Alcohol Depend 2007; 90:64–71.
20 - DEA, U.S. Department of Justice, Economic Impact Analysis of the Interim Final Prescription Rule, March 2010.
21 - 2010 Surescripts survey of 1,375 providers who e-prescribed.
22 - National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS 2013).
23 - U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.