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Drug Utilization Review MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Drug Utilization Review
Tree Number(s)
N04.452.706.477.400
N04.761.879.300
N05.700.900.300
Unique ID
D017723
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017723
Annotation
coordinate with specific drug with no qualifers
Scope Note
Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.
Entry Version
DRUG UTIL REV
Entry Term(s)
Drug Utilization Evaluation
Drug-Use Review
Evaluation, Drug Utilization
Review, Drug Utilization
Review, Drug-Use
Utilization Review, Drug
Previous Indexing
Drug Utilization (1967-1993)
Utilization Review (1972-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/12/28
Revision Date
1994/05/05
Drug Utilization Review Preferred
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