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Chapter 14: Drug Evaluation Monographs

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Medications or medication classes considered for a medication formulary should be objectively assessed based on:

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a. Scientific information

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b. Anecdotal prescriber experience

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c. Manufacturer information

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d. Published review

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e. All of the above

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a. Scientific information

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The summary page of a medication monograph:

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a. Provides a summary of the most important information concerning the medication

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b. Completely evaluates a medication product

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c. Provides a record of all that was taken into consideration

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d. Includes items that are not clinically significant

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a. Provides a summary of the most important information concerning the medication

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Included on the summary page is a definite recommendation primarily based upon:

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a. Objective outcome data and the use of evidence-based clinical guidelines

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b. Cost

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c. Anecdotal prescriber experience

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d. Other items specific to the particular agent

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a. Objective outcome data and the use of evidence-based clinical guidelines

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The body of the monograph does which of the following:

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a. Brings all the information together in a logical order

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b. Adequately compares the medication to other therapies

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c. Only addresses certain items

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d. Includes the source of the information

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e. a and b

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e. a and b

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Hospitals and health systems review an entire class of medications on a scheduled basis which must be at least annually according to The Joint Commission.

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a. True

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b. False

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a. True

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A medication monograph provides a tool for the pharmacy to:

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a. Guide the rational development of a medication formulary

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b. Provide a full, fair, and balanced review of a medication

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c. View medications from a whole and ...

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