Project Information

Delay in FDA approved chemotherapy

Project Description: Medication, including chemotherapy for cancer treatment for an FDA indicated disease, should be approved by insurance companies within 24 hours prescribing the medication. Delays up to 30 days have been observed in clinic. It is the aim of project to identify delays and to implement a protocol to reduce delays in prescribing medications. Patient data will be collected from oncology clinic at medical plaza. Patient data will be retrospectively and prospectively collected to accurately detail the time from clinic visit to obtainment of insurance approval. Included in the data collected will be time from signed prescription to insurance approval and time from insurance approval to delivery of medication.

QPI: Dustin, Begosh-Mayne, (

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UF Health Big Aims: Increase Value None

MeSH Keywords: Insurance, Health, Drug Prescriptions, FDA approval, Insurance approval times