Impact of a Uniform Formulary on Military Health System Prescribers: Baseline Survey Results
The Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Congress have identified Military Health System pharmacy benefit as an area for reform. To this end, the DoD is required to establish a single uniform formulary (UF) of covered drugs. The legislation also requires two surveys of prescribers-a baseline survey prior to UF implementation and a post-implementation survey. In the baseline survey, most direct-care prescribers reported a high degree familiarity with formularies and perceived formulary management as contributing toward quality of care, whereas most purchased-care respondents reported less familiarity with formulary lists and did not believe that formulary management contributes to quality of care.