DUR


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DUR

Drug utilization review, see there.
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Here again, with such a large risk exposure, the tact that there were so few DUR failures is very encouraging.
At the other end of the spectrum are DUR criteria that are frequently violated.
It is also possible that some of the reported DUR problems in Table 4 are inflated: Computer interpretations of clinical criteria are sometimes insensitive to common prescribing and drug-use behaviors (e.
Rates for DUR Criteria With Consistently High Failure Rates: Four Study States, 1989-96
Figures 1-4 show trends in DUR screen failures averaged across all 61 screening criteria.
Average DUR failure rates for the entire Medicaid population in each State are portrayed in Figure 1.
The Iowa DUR data showed reductions of drug problems in 26 out of 45 estimates, however, only 3 estimates were statistically significant at the 10-percent level.
Two important questions asked by the evaluator were (1) whether or not the DUR would generate savings either directly (by reducing expenditures for prescription drugs) or (2) indirectly (by preventing "downstream" utilization of health care services and reducing the frequency of clinical outcomes associated with prescribing problems).
Although DUR interventions might increase or decrease drug costs, the evaluator hypothesized that in general DUR would produce reductions in drug utilization.
The Medicaid DUR board sent letters to physicians and pharmacists to inform them about potential problems and recommendations.
Because none of the studies conducted for this evaluation show evidence that prospective DUR is effective, we did not attempt to conduct cost-benefit analysis.
The demonstrations tested two models of DUR and gathered valuable data, which were subsequently analyzed for evaluation of financial and outcome effects.