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The evolutionary role of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee in technology assessment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16453995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The origins of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee is intertwined with the evolution of the modern practice of pharmacy. Although the P&T Committee has been uniquely developed to help make coverage decisions, this implies that its technology assessment function, particularly with regard to medicines, has paved the way to more cost-effective and evidence-based practice. This article, which briefly traces the lineage of the first known "formulary" employed during the Revolutionary War to today's P&T Committee, argues that its true function--technology assessment--serves as the basis for coverage decisions throughout health systems.
Stanton R Mehr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Managed care interface     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1096-5645     ISO Abbreviation:  Manag Care Interface     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-03     Completed Date:  2006-03-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715194     Medline TA:  Manag Care Interface     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-5     Citation Subset:  H    
Medicom International, Bronxville, New York 10708, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee*
Professional Role*
Technology Assessment, Biomedical*
United States

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