Drug-related problems: their structure and function.

  title={Drug-related problems: their structure and function.},
  author={Linda M. Strand and Peter C Morley and Robert J. Cipolle and R R Ramsey and G D Lamsam},
  journal={DICP : the annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={24 11},
In order to better focus the role of the pharmacist on patient need and patient outcome, a means of categorizing drug-related problems (DRPs) is presented. A DRP exists when a patient experiences or is likely to experience either a disease or symptom having an actual or suspected relationship with drug therapy. Eight different categories of DRPs are described and examples of each category are offered. This categorization serves a number of functions, such as: (1) to illustrate how adverse drug… CONTINUE READING

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