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HOW DIRECT-TO-PATIENT CARE IS RESHAPING HEALTHCARE LOGISTICS 24 Jun 2024

HOW DIRECT-TO-PATIENT CARE IS RESHAPING HEALTHCARE LOGISTICS

Direct-to-Patient (DTP) care is transforming healthcare by moving services from hospitals to homes or workplaces, encompassing everything from telemedicine to home-delivered medications and advanced medical procedures. Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, DTP care has proven beneficial in terms of convenience, reduced costs, and improved patient participation and data quality.

Importance of the Direct-to-Patient Model for Logistics Companies:

  • Streamlined Operations and Cost Savings: The DTP care model refines the supply chain by eliminating many middlemen, potentially slashing logistics expenses by 20-30% according to a Deloitte study.

  • Focus on Patient Satisfaction: Logistics companies are increasingly prioritizing the patient experience. The DTP model enhances this by removing the hassles of travel, wait times, and the expenses associated with visiting healthcare facilities.

  • Insightful Data Collection: DTP care allows logistics firms to gather essential data on patient habits, preferences, and adherence. These insights help in refining logistics operations and customizing services to align with patient needs more effectively.

  • Faster Clinical Trials: By delivering materials for clinical trials directly to patients’ residences, the DTP model helps increase enrollment rates and reduce participant dropout. As noted in a 2018 article by Michael Sweeney, this approach has helped keep patient retention rates above 95%, thus speeding up trials and bringing treatments to market sooner.



While the Direct-to-Patient (DTP) approach presents its challenges, the benefits it brings to patient care and research quality are significant, outweighing the complexities of its implementation. This method is crucial for improving patient recruitment and retention, enhancing treatment experiences, and leading to superior health outcomes and more thorough research. DTP care not only offers a fundamental shift in healthcare delivery but also provides logistics companies an opportunity to refine their operations and significantly boost patient satisfaction. Adopting this model goes beyond business advantages—it’s a commitment to revolutionizing healthcare logistics for the future.

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COREX Logistics is a supply and logistics company with headquarters in Ireland, working with pharma and patients to facilitate improved healthcare worldwide.

Our expert international team works across an 80-country network, specialising in the EMEA region, providing the latest in clinical trial logistics technology and systems, cold-chain delivery, temperature-controlled transportation and storage services. From sourcing, procurement and customs clearance, to labelling, returns and destruction, we cover every link in the supply chain. We also run an established Named Patient Programme and provide Patient-Oriented services. With extensive knowledge and on-the-ground insight into our markets, we create innovative solutions with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of patients.

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