Challenges to evidence-based prescribing in clinical practice

Muhammad Mamdani, Andrew Ching, Brian Golden, Magda Melo, Ulrich Menzefricke

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Abstract

Although there appears to be widespread support of evidence-based medicine as a basis for rational prescribing, the challenges to it are significant and often justified. A multitude of factors other than evidence drive clinical decision-making, including patient preferences and social circumstances, presence of disease-drug and drug-drug interactions, clinical experience, competing demands from more pressing clinical conditions, marketing and promotional activity, and system-level drug policies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)704-707
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Pharmacotherapy
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

Keywords

  • Clinical practice
  • Evidence-based prescribing
  • Pharmacy practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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    Mamdani, M., Ching, A., Golden, B., Melo, M., & Menzefricke, U. (2008). Challenges to evidence-based prescribing in clinical practice. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 42(5), 704-707. https://doi.org/10.1345/aph.1K283