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Chapter 13: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

The pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committee can be defined as:

a. A committee that oversees all aspects of medication therapy in an institution

b. A committee that oversees all procedures of the institution

c. A committee that oversees only the medications that are carried in a hospital

d. A committee that oversees only the quality of medication utilization

a. A committee that oversees all aspects of medication therapy in an institution

The P&T committee may act only as:

a. An advisory body to the medical executive committee

b. An advisory body to the administration

c. An advisory body to the board of trustees

d. An advisory body to the pharmacy

a. An advisory body to the medical executive committee

The functions of a P&T committee include:

a. Determining what medications are available

b. Providing medication use guidance at point of dispensing

c. Quality assurance activities

d. Policies and procedures regarding drug use

e. All the above

e. All the above

Pharmacy/pharmacists support the P&T committee by:

a. Having the P&T committee part of the pharmacy department

b. Serve as chairperson

c. Involvement in the rational planning process for each meeting agenda

d. Only addressing medications to be carried on the formulary

c. Involvement in the rational planning process for each meeting agenda

A drug formulary and a formulary system relate to each other in that:

a. A drug formulary is a list of available medications under the formulary system which is the method for developing the drug list that reflects the clinical judgment of the medical staff.

b. A drug formulary comes before a formulary system.

c. The formulary system provides for a drug formulary that serves only to keep costs down at the expense of patient care.

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