Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 154–157 | Cite as

Quality control and drug utilization review

  • A. I. Wertheimer
Quality Control in Hospital Pharmacy


The impact of drug utilization review on quality control is outlined. Special attention is given to a drug utilization review at the individual patient level for which the methodology for implementation and maintenance are described, with special emphasis on the cyclic character of the process.


Drug utilization Hospitals Methods Prescriptions, drug Quality control 


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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Wertheimer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Graduate Studies in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, College of PharmacyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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