Integrating Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in the Health Care Environment: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Pharmacists

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Abstract

In this chapter, practical aspects of integrating therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) in a hospital system are discussed with special emphasis on how frequently drug monitoring should be ordered, turnaround time, who should interpret results (pharmacist vs laboratory professionals), and overall cost savings to the hospital due to TDM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Challenges in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Special Populations, Physiological Conditions, and Pharmacogenomics
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages337-350
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128020524
ISBN (Print)9780128020258
DOIs
StatePublished - May 17 2016

Keywords

  • Avoiding drug toxicity
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Dosage adjustment
  • Pharmacists
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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