Many hospitals have cancer chemotherapy review committees to evaluate the validity of chemotherapy regimens from the medical and pharmaceutical perspectives, and pharmacists play an important role in these committees. However, proper evaluation of regimens depends on the experience and knowledge of pharmacists. In the present study, we developed various support tools for this purpose and standardized the procedure for evaluating chemotherapy regimens to make it more dependable and efficient. The tools included a regimen check sheet, a flowchart for information retrieval, a flowchart for evidence-level retrieval and a literature check sheet.<br>The usefulness of the support tools was verified by having pharmacists with little experience of cancer chemotherapy use them. Doing this improved the pharmacists’ ability to evaluate the FEC regimen as well as their knowledge of chemotherapy. The standardization of procedures using support tools is very useful to the evaluation of chemotherapy regimens.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Standardization of Evaluation of Chemotherapy Regimens using Support Tools:—Evaluation of FEC Regimen by Pharmacists with Little Experience of Chemotherapy Regimens—
|Number of pages
|Published - 2011