Therapeutic problem solving: a systematic approach.

@article{Sorkness1979TherapeuticPS,
  title={Therapeutic problem solving: a systematic approach.},
  author={Ronald L. Sorkness},
  journal={American journal of hospital pharmacy},
  year={1979},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={798-800}
}
A systematic approach to therapeutic problem solving is discussed. Therapeutic problem solving includes defining the problem, assessing possible solutions to the problem and choosing the best solution (therapy). The thought processes specific to drug therapy include: (1) choice of agent, (2) evaluation of benefit versus risk ratios, and (3) determination of dosage. Once treatment has been initiated, the problem-solving process shifts to reassessing the patient, monitoring and readjusting… CONTINUE READING