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The effect of a drug-use review (DUR) program intervention on physician prescribing after the results of a randomized clinical trial were published was studied. A Veterans Administration (VA) cooperative study published in June 1986 showed that congestive heart failure (CHF) patients who had hydralazine and isosorbide added to their drug therapy had less(More)
The development of indicators to identify ambulatory patients who might benefit from pharmacist monitoring is described. With the assistance of an eight-member panel of ambulatory-care pharmacists, six prognostic indicators were identified: (1) five or more medications in present drug regimen, (2) 12 or more medication doses per day, (3) medication regimen(More)
A comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach for reducing the number of chemotherapy-related medication errors at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, where approximately 8500 doses of chemotherapy agents are dispensed annually, is described. Heightened awareness of the seriousness of chemotherapy-related medication errors prompted formation of(More)
BACKGROUND Palliative care is not accessed by all those who can benefit from it. Survey aim: To explore awareness of palliative care and related services among UK oncology out-patients, and to analyse the relationship between demographic characteristics and knowledge. DESIGN Cross-sectional interview-based survey. Analysis comprised univariate and(More)
We aimed to assess the role of a short duration multimedia workshop to improve the knowledge and skills in cardiac critical care ultrasonography. Thirty critical care physicians participated in the cardiac critical care ultrasonography workshop. Two weeks prior to hands-on training, a three-hour web-based didactic lecture was provided to learners. Hands-on(More)
PURPOSE The roles of a pharmacist in hospice and inpatient palliative care settings have been described. However, no reports of a palliative care pharmacist in an ambulatory care setting have been published. Our objective was to establish a model for incorporating an outpatient clinical pharmacist as part of a multidisciplinary palliative care team. (More)
PURPOSE The effect of a commercially available bar-code-assisted medication administration (BCMA) technology on six indicators of medication administration accuracy and nine types of medication administration errors in distinct patient care areas were studied. METHODS This prospective, before-and-after, observational study was conducted in two(More)
AIM To determine the relative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of orthodontic treatment per case in one "fee for item" and two different types of salaried orthodontic clinics. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This prospective study recruited a random sample of six self-employed orthodontists (fee-for-item) and six orthodontists from both hospital and community(More)
PURPOSE The processes used by institutions to manage and coordinate multiple pharmacy residency programs were evaluated. METHODS An 18-question survey was developed. The survey was distributed via e-mail to all University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) member institutions. The survey request was e-mailed to the pharmacy director of each hospital.(More)