Drug Utilization Review Methods

And This is How YOU Can Take Advantage

Drug Utilization Review programs have a big role in helping manage health care systems understand, interpret, evaluate, and improve the way they prescribe, administer and use medications.

Drug Utilization Review is an authorized, structured, and ongoing review of prescribing, use, and dispensing of medication. There are many types of methods involved in Drug Utilization Review, consider our tips as you think about the choices that are right for your business.

Prospective – Evaluation of a patients drug therapy.

Issues Commonly Addressed:

  • Clinical abuse
  • Modifications to Drug Dosage
  • Drug to Drug Interactions
  • Drug to Patient Precautions
  • Duration of Drug Treatments

Concurrent – Ongoing Monitoring of Drug Therapy.

Issues Commonly Addressed:

  • Drug to Disease Interactions
  • Drug to Drug Interactions
  • Modifications to Drug Dosage
  • Over and underutilization
  • Drug to Patient Precautions

Retrospective – Review of Drug Therapy.

  • Appropriate Generic Use
  • Abuse and Misuse
  • Drug to Drug Interactions
  • Duration of Treatment
  • Drug Dosage
  • Over and underutilization

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