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No More NUPOR Mooing and Musing #6

04/20/2009

Pharmacy Practice News published a well balance story on NUPOR.  You need a register for the complete story, fyi.

http://www.pharmacypracticenews.com/index.asp?section_id=239&show=dept&issue_id=504&article_id=12995

It turns out Michael Maddux of Am College of Clinical Pharmacy supports the idea and puts forth some excellent points.

POSTED: APRIL 13, 2009 
Should the ‘Sacred Cow’ of Near Universal Drug Order Review be Gored?
Sarah Tilyou

There’s a movement afoot questioning the current approach of having pharmacists review nearly all drug orders. Although proponents of near universal drug order review (NUPOR) argue that the practice is needed to ensure the accuracy of drug orders, others pushing for change maintain that the value of such review has not been quantified, and it is provided at great cost because it keeps pharmacists, who are still in short supply, from other important clinical responsibilities..

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