Jeffrey A. Bourret

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Cost justification of a pharmacy residency training program was prepared. The contributions of the pharmacy residents were tabulated and compared with the cost of the program to the hospital. Contributions were determined by identifying the activities performed by residents that could be quantified in financial terms. The residents' activities that(More)
BACKGROUND Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Tofacitinib is approved in the United States for use in adults with moderately to severely active RA and an inadequate response or intolerance to methotrexate. OBJECTIVES To (a) evaluate, using an economic model, the treatment costs of an RA strategy(More)
The costs associated with training drug-administration pharmacy technicians in a 1000-bed university teaching hospital were determined. Data were collected between January 1 and December 31, 1983, for the personnel acquisition phase and four training phases of the technician training program. The study phases were further divided into direct and indirect(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence to biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is often suboptimal in routine clinical practice. Low or nonadherence can reduce the effectiveness of bDMARD therapies. OBJECTIVE To evaluate filling of newly prescribed initial bDMARDs for the treatment of RA and evaluate(More)
Perceptions of job characteristics and job satisfaction of central-area technicians and drug-administration technicians at The Ohio State University Hospitals were analyzed. A questionnaire was administered to 79 pharmacy drug-administration technicians; 44 central-area technicians; 10 pharmacy residents, who served as objective raters (5 in the central(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a debilitating chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease affecting approximately 7.4 million adults in the United States. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form, affecting 80% to 90% of patients. OBJECTIVES To describe the impact and challenges that psoriasis presents for various stakeholders, and to provide nondermatologist(More)
The percentage of time required by drug-administration technicians to perform predefined activities was determined using a work-sampling technique. Two trained pharmacists used random-sampling techniques to estimate the amount of time technicians spent performing activities in each of four major work categories. These categories, which included drug(More)
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