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Chapter 1. Introduction to the Concept of Drug Information

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What percentage of adverse drug events are considered to be preventable?

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a. 1%

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b. 2%

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c. 40%

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d. 95%

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e. 99%

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In current practice, the term medication information is used in place of drug information

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a. To convey the management and use of information on medication therapy

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b. To prevent confusion with information on drugs of abuse

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c. To signify the broader role that all pharmacists take in information provision

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d. a and b

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e. a and c

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Which of the following is true regarding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)?

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a. Not used in children.

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b. The use of CAM has been growing nationally.

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c. Only 5% of hospitals have some sort of CAM option for patients.

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d. It is easy to find complete and accurate information on CAM.

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e. Drug information centers do not typically answer questions regarding CAM.

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The first drug information center was opened in 1962 at

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a. The University of Iowa

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b. The Ohio State University

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c. The University of Kentucky

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d. Misr International University in Cairo, Egypt

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e. None of the above

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What percentage of recently published articles on health information technology’s effect on outcomes (quality, efficiency, and provider satisfaction) reached positive conclusions?

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a. 15%

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b. 40%

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c. 60%

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d. 70%

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e. 92%

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In a recent study, the cost-benefit ratio of drug information services related to patient-specific requests was found to be 2.9:1 to 13.2:1. Most savings resulted from

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a. Decreasing the books in the library by increasing the use of electronic sources

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b. Decreasing the need for ...

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