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Chapter 1: Introduction to the Concept of Drug Information

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

c. The University of Kentucky

Formal drug information centers are found more often in hospitals of the following size:

a. Less than 100 beds

b. 100–150 beds

c. 200–300 beds

d. 301–400 beds

e. >600 beds

e. >600 beds

In current practice, the term drug information is used:

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

e. a and c

There is evidence that the cost-benefit ratio of drug information services ranges from:

a. 1:1 to 1.5:1

b. 1.6:1 to 2:1

c. 2.9:1 to 13.2:1

d. 14:1 to 20:1

e. More than 25:1

c. 2.9:1 to 13.2:1

The cost-benefit ratio of a drug information services related to patient-specific requests largely resulted from savings by:

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

b. Decreasing the need for drug monitoring

c. Decreasing the need for additional treatment related to an adverse event

d. Preventing adverse drug reactions

e. Both b and c are correct

e. Both b and c are correct

What was the approximate cost ...

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