Title

Deviant Dosing: A Post hoc Analysis of Pharmacist Characteristics Related to Renal Dosing Decisions.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2022

Publication Title

The Annals of pharmacotherapy

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A recent study demonstrated that pharmacists presented with multiple estimating equations deviated from recommended dosing guidance more often than pharmacists who were presented with a single estimate on clinical vignettes.

OBJECTIVES: To identify characteristics associated with an increased tendency to deviate from approved recommendations.

METHODS: Participant data were split into 2 cohorts: pharmacists who chose a dose that was inconsistent with dosing recommendations on at least 1 of the 4 vignettes and pharmacists who did not deviate on a single case. Bivariate analysis of demographic- and practice-related variables were conducted between groups using the χ

RESULTS: Survey data from 154 inpatient pharmacists, 71 of whom deviated on at least 1 clinical vignette, were analyzed. On univariate analysis, deviator pharmacists were more likely to have completed postgraduate residency training (68% vs 41%;

CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE: Higher clinical training, practice variation, and multiple renal estimates may affect renal dosing practices. Prospective, statistically powered studies are needed to verify these hypotheses.

Volume

56

Issue

1

First Page

65

Last Page

72

DOI

10.1177/10600280211016328

ISSN

1542-6270

PubMed ID

33969741

Share

COinS