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Chapter 24: Drug Information in Ambulatory Care

ALL of the following statements support the need for the skilled provision of drug information in ambulatory care except:

a. There is not a consistent level of drug information education in the curricula of various health care professions.

b. There is a lack of drug information freely available to the public.

c. The ambulatory care clinician is able to access databases that may not be available to the public.

d. A significant number of emergency room visits and hospital admissions each year are attributed to pharmaceuticals.

b. There is a lack of drug information freely available to the public.

Which of the following best describes the drug information responsibilities of an ambulatory care clinician?

a. Assisting prescribers and patients find the most cost-effective drug therapy for a given condition

b. Ensuring a prescribed medication is appropriate and follows current treatment guidelines

c. Ensuring a patient's understanding of the appropriate use of his/her medications

d. Guiding individuals regarding the proper disposal of unused or unwanted medications

e. All of the above

e. All of the above

Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding prescription formularies?

a. Prescription insurance providers often require cardholder identification information in order to gain full access to formulary information.

b. Clinician use of electronic prescribing has not been shown to affect the likelihood of prescribing tier 1 medications.

c. Software programs such as Lexicomp® and Epocrates® include formulary information that can be downloaded to a handheld electronic device.

d. Medicare Part D participants cannot perform side-by-side comparisons of prescription plans that are available to them and that cover some or all of their medications.

c. Software programs such as Lexicomp® and Epocrates® include formulary information that can be downloaded to a handheld electronic device.

Which of the following medication tiers will result in the lowest patient responsibility for payment?

a. Tier 1 medication

b. Tier 2 medication

c. Tier 3 medication

d. Not covered

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