PRESENTING CLINICAL-PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS - A PROBLEM-BASED APPROACH FOR CHOOSING AND PRESCRIBING DRUGS

TPGM DEVRIES*

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Abstract

As a guide to the rational choice and prescribing of drugs a normative (ideal) problem-solving model has been developed. This model combines medical problem solving and decision analysis, practical medical aspects, and pharmacological facts and basic principles. It consists of a set of actions or steps: determine the goal for treatment, choose a (drug) treatment, start drug treatment, monitor the results, draw conclusions, determine further action, and stop, alter or continue treatment. All steps require several kinds of skills. The cognitive skills needed include the correct use of pharmacological facts and basic principles in the framework of the whole problem-solving process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-586
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Volume35
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun-1993

Keywords

  • CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
  • DRUG-PRESCRIBING
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING MODEL
  • EDUCATION
  • UNDERGRADUATE

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