August 5, 2019 Workers' Comp

Aggregate Trends for the Top 10 Therapeutic Drug Classes in 2018

In 2018, the top 10 therapeutic classes accounted for 77.1% of all scripts and 81.0% of all costs. An understanding of the most-utilized or highest-ranked classes of medications by cost can help identify intervention opportunities and benchmark targeted efforts for pharmacy program management. Year-over-year trend changes can also guide decision-making and recognize drug class utilization and cost outliers that may warrant further evaluation for appropriateness and safety.

In 2018, the top 10 therapeutic classes accounted for 77.1% of all scripts and 81.0% of all costs. An understanding of the most-utilized or highest-ranked classes of medications by cost can help identify intervention opportunities and benchmark targeted efforts for pharmacy program management. Year-over-year trend changes can also guide decision-making and recognize drug class utilization and cost outliers that may warrant further evaluation for appropriateness and safety. Watch the video blog to learn more.

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