Some drugs are administered at the hospital as they require careful monitoring by a healthcare professional because of the seriousness of the patient's condition, the complexity of the treatment or for safety reasons. In such cases, hospitals must provide the drugs to patients free of charge.
Desjardins Insurance has therefore taken steps to ensure that private plans do not reimburse drugs administered in a hospital (e.g. intravenous treatment), resulting in savings of 1–2%.1
1 According to data from Express Scripts Canada (ESC)