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Chapter 19. Drug Information in Ambulatory Care

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All of the following statements support the need for the skilled provision of drug information in ambulatory care except:

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a. There is not a consistent level of education in the curricula of various health care fields.

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b. There is a lack of high-quality drug information freely available to the public.

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c. The ambulatory care clinician is able to access databases that may not be available to the public.

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d. A significant number of emergency room visits and hospital admissions every year are attributed to pharmaceuticals.

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Which of the following statements is true regarding prescription formularies?

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a. Prescription insurance providers often require cardholder identification information in order to gain full access to formulary information.

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b. Clinician use of electronic prescribing has not been shown to affect the likelihood of prescribing tier 1 medications.

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c. Software programs such as Lexicomp® and Epocrates® include formulary information that can be downloaded to a handheld electronic device.

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d. Medicare Part D participants cannot perform side-by-side comparisons of prescription plans that are available to them and that cover some or all of their medications.

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Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are:

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a. Used solely by practitioners who develop formularies.

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b. Accessible without a fee only to practitioners who are members of the organization that developed a given set of guidelines.

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c. Typically too large to download to most handheld devices.

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d. Freely available in full text from a variety of government and public Internet sites.

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All of the following support the desirability of electronic drug information resources in the ambulatory setting except:

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a. Ambulatory care may be provided in multiple sites by the same organization.

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b. Internet access is available to all clinicians.

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c. Updates to information are more readily performed.

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d. Electronic databases are conducive to faster and more efficient searches.

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Which of the following databases provides patient information in languages other than English?

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a. Clinical Pharmacology

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b. Drug Facts and Comparisons

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