Prevalence and Severity of Rationing During Drug Shortages: A National Survey of Health System Pharmacists

JAMA Intern Med. 2019 May 1;179(5):710-711. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.8251.


This study examines national survey results from hospital pharmacy managers to investigate current drug allocation and rationing practices of US hospitals during drug shortages.

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Health Care Rationing*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations / supply & distribution*
  • Pharmacists*
  • Pharmacy Service, Hospital*
  • Pharmacy*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States


  • Pharmaceutical Preparations