TITLE

Process steps and suggestions for creating drug monographs and drug class reviews in an evidence-based formulary system

AUTHOR(S)
Strite, Sheri A.; Stuart, Michael E.; Urban, Shaun
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Formulary;Apr2008, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p135
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Given the high estimates of inappropriate healthcare decisions in this country and the well-documented evidence of inappropriate variations in healthcare, a well-functioning formulary system is of great importance. Bias in research tends to inflate or falsely report benefit in clinical trials of interventions by up to a relative 40% to 50%. Therefore, to ensure the adoption of products with valid and clinically useful outcomes, formulary systems should include in their processes the key steps used in evidence-based medicine, including the evaluation of therapeutic studies for bias and clinical usefulness to inform formulary decisions. This article outlines requirements and suggestions for obtaining studies with appropriate designs and acceptable methodology and execution, and emphasizes why such studies should be the basis for developing drug monographs and class reviews and informing decisions.
ACCESSION #
31633886

 

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