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Chapter 14: Drug Evaluation Monographs

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

a. Scientific information

b. Anecdotal prescriber experience

c. Manufacturer information

d. Published review

e. All of the above

a. Scientific information

The summary page of a medication monograph:

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

b. Completely evaluates a medication product

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

d. Includes items that are not clinically significant

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

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

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

b. Cost

c. Anecdotal prescriber experience

d. Other items specific to the particular agent

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

The body of the monograph does which of the following:

a. Brings all the information together in a logical order

b. Adequately compares the medication to other therapies

c. Only addresses certain items

d. Includes the source of the information

e. a and b

e. a and b

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.

a. True

b. False

a. True

A medication monograph provides a tool for the pharmacy to:

a. Guide the rational development of a medication formulary

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

c. View medications from a whole and ...

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