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Drug usage/utilisation review (DUR)

Drug Utilization Reviews (DUR), also referred to as Drug Utilization Evaluations (DUE) is a pharmacoeconomic programme that reviews, analyses and interprets rates, costs and appropriateness of drug usage to assess inappropriate use, prevent adverse drug interactions and optimise appropriate use.

DURs involve a comprehensive review of patients' prescription and medication information before, during, and after dispense to ensure relevent medication decision making and positive patient outcomes.

See also:
Economic evaluation
Adverse reaction
Adherence
Concordance

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