Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report Shows Half of All Hospitals Have Experienced Drug Diversion in the Last Six Months and Points to Lack of Visibility, Tools and Resources

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kit Check, the leader in automated medication management solutions for hospitals, today announced the findings of its 2018 Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report, which surveyed pharmacy leaders affiliated with over 1,000 hospitals across the United States. The findings are published on the heels of a recent analysis of 1 million controlled substance cases which was executed utilizing Kit Check’s artificial intelligence solution for drug diversion, Bluesight for Controlled Substances. The findings of that extensive audit uncovered discrepancies in 12% of all controlled substance cases and point to major issues related to governance and dispensing of highly addictive medications, including opioids, within hospitals. Elucidating on the audit findings, Kit Check’s hospital pharmacy survey shines light on various challenges within the hospital, including drug diversion.