Initiation of a clinical pharmacology consult service as a formulary management tool

Timothy E Albertson, N. Musallam, R. S. Tharratt, D. Romac, G. Foulke, R. Mowers, E. Panecek

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Abstract

Establishment of a multidisciplinary clinical pharmacology consult service (CPCS) can be an important adjunct to a successful formulary management system. This article describes the model of a CPCS developed at the University of California Davis Medical Center. The CPCS provides patient- specific consultations, serves a leadership role in directing the medical staff toward hospital-wide drug usage guidelines for high cost pharmaceutical agents, and enforces the P and T Committee adopted criteria on selected high- cost or high risk agents. The mission of the CPCS is to provide the P and T Committee with a multidisciplinary mechanism to educate health care providers, improve patient care, establish drug usage criteria, and enforce those criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)699-707
Number of pages9
JournalHospital Formulary
Volume28
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1993

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Albertson, T. E., Musallam, N., Tharratt, R. S., Romac, D., Foulke, G., Mowers, R., & Panecek, E. (1993). Initiation of a clinical pharmacology consult service as a formulary management tool. Hospital Formulary, 28(8), 699-707.