Care that puts the patient first.
As payers, patients and providers continue to look for cost-effective alternatives of care,
infusion services will only continue to grow. Providing infusion therapy in an alternate
setting can result in significant savings to the health care system, earlier discharges from
hospitals-and often the avoidance of hospitalization altogether. Walgreens is leading the
nation in creating unprecedented access to infusion services while offering a consistent, high
quality of care by clinicians who live in the communities they serve. Our teams partner with
payers to transition patients to the most clinically appropriate, cost-effective site of
care-delivering proven outcomes, high patient satisfaction and cost savings for both the member
Our infusion services are extensive:
30 years of experience in a broad range of therapies
More than 1400 clinicians-including nurses, dietitians, and infusion pharmacists-provide care
at home and alternate treatment sites nationwide
24-hour access to specially trained nurses and pharmacists
Assistance throughout the entire intake and reimbursement process
0.03% rate of bloodstream infections1
Less than 1% rate of adverse drug reactions1
98% member satisfaction2
Side-effect counseling and management
Patient status updates
Relevant clinical data collection
Drug interaction prevention
Assistance with overall reduction of medical spend
Extensive claims analysis
Optimize overall infusion spend
Alignment of incentives
Assistance with medical benefit design for lower cost savings
Complete services for complex therapies.
Some of the most common reasons for infusion
therapy include cancer, chronic pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal (GI) problems, heart
failure, immunodeficiency disorders, malnutrition, neuromuscular disorders and serious
infections. Complex medical conditions like Crohn's disease, hemophilia, multiple sclerosis,
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hereditary angioedema (HAE) and rheumatoid arthritis can also
be treated with specialty medications through infusion.
We also provide access to an extensive number of infusion therapies, including but not limited
to: Alpha-1 augmentation therapy, Antibiotics, Anticoagulants, Antiemetics, Antifungals,
Antivirals, Biologics, C1 esterase inhibitors, Chelation therapy, Chemotherapy,
Colony-stimulating factors, Enteral nutrition, Enzyme replacement, Factor products, Hydration,
Immune globulin (IG), Inotropic agents, Monoclonal antibodies, Multiple sclerosis therapies,
Pain management, Parenteral nutrition, Plasma kallikrein inhibitors, Pre- and post- transplant
therapies, Steroids and TNF inhibitors.
A total team effort.
As the nation's largest infusion provider,
Walgreens offers a multidisciplinary team of nurses, pharmacists, technicians and dietitians
who have extensive experience providing infusion therapy in alternate care settings. And we
offer education to the patient/caregiver regarding infusion techniques, reinforcement of
adherence, and careful monitoring of lab results to avoid mistakes and to manage costs.
For more information
about infusion therapy, contact a Walgreens Solutions Expert.
2011 Walgreens patient data.
2 March 2011-May 2011 patient satisfaction
data. Survey conducted by Ipsos Loyalty, a marketing research firm that specializes in customer
satisfaction and loyalty measurement. Owned and managed by researchers, Ipsos has a strong
international reputation and is the third-largest marketing research firm in the world.