By definition, is a committee of the medical staff and only one or two pharmacists as members. Commonly, the pharmacy director serves as the committee’s secretary. Physicians acting as members in the P&T committee, are usually chosen from various areas of practice, with a chairperson from among the physician representatives. P&T committee might include representatives from other areas of the hospital as nursing, administration, quality assurance as members as well.
P&T committee with its diverse membership plays an extremely important role in the organizational structure of any institution. The primary function of the P&T committee can be summarized as follows: decision-making body governing the formulary addition or deletion. Although P&T committee consists mainly of physicians, pharmacists play a critical role in organizing the topics and agenda for the meeting as well as evaluation of drug monographs.