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Chapter 1. Introduction to the Concept of Drug Information

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

a. 1%

b. 2%

c. 40%

d. 95%

e. 99%

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

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

b. To prevent confusion with information on drugs of abuse

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

d. a and b

e. a and c

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

a. Not used in children.

b. The use of CAM has been growing nationally.

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

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

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

The first drug information center was opened in 1962 at

a. The University of Iowa

b. The Ohio State University

c. The University of Kentucky

d. Misr International University in Cairo, Egypt

e. None of the above

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

a. 15%

b. 40%

c. 60%

d. 70%

e. 92%

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

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

b. Decreasing the need for ...

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