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What is a formulary?

A formulary is a list that specifies the medicines and treatments that are approved for use within a particular care setting

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What are guidelines?

An outline of management
Created by experts in given field
For professionals without specialist knowledge
Drug recommendations
Treatment recommendations
Often allow considerable freedom of choice
Local/national

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What are protocols?

Specific and definitive
Provide a definite procedure to be followed
Does not allow the freedom of choice
Minimise risk
Standardise performance

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What is covered by clinical decision making?

EMB
Ethics
Law
Guidelines/protocol
Limitations
DOE's

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What are patient orientated outcomes (POOs) and disease orientated outcomes (DOOs)?

Two types of evidences:
Patient orientated outcomes- evidences that have a direct tangible effect on a patient group
Disease orientated outcomes- a result that has an effect on the disease itself

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How are drugs chosen for formularies?

The STEPS acronym gives five simple and valid reasons for consideration when deciding the benefits and harms of one drug over another
Safety
Tolerability
Efficacy
Price
Simplicity

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What is health technology?

Health technology refers to the application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives

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What is a health technology assessment?

A systematic evaluation of properties, effects, and/or impacts of health technology
Multidisciplinary process to evaluate the social, economic, organizational and ethical issues of a health intervention or health technology
Informs policy decision making