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26 June 2018

New Tags and Flags 2

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Dialysis solutions Flag: Two new Flags (‘Haemodialysis’ and ‘Peritoneal dialysis’) have been added to assist renal dialysis units benchmark. The current 12-month spend on dialysis solutions in secondary care was £7.3million.

Haemodialysis Flag (Cost per Trust)

Peritoneal Fluid Flag (Cost per Trust)

Peritoneal dialysis solutions and haemofiltration solutions are included within the editorial policy of dm+d. However, the acidic solutions (such as Renalyte® and Citrasate®) and cartridges of sodium bicarbonate (such as BiCart®) are not within the current remit of dm+d. Each solution may be presented in a range of containers suitable for use in different settings, and these are often incompletely described and mapping can be challenging.

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26 June 2018

Rx-info achieves key standards

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We are always industrious here at Rx-info but over the last year we haven’t been content to just deliver valuable secondary care medicines use information, but have been developing our credentials…

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26 June 2018

Catheter lock solutions

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Catheter lock solutions containing taurolidine and citrate were implemented by dm+d in February 2017.  Three VMPs of catheter lock solutions containing citrate have now been added:

Trisodium…

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26 June 2018

Moiety mapping

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In our attempt to achieve drug map nirvana we are happy to say that over 92% of the 2.7million drug definitions received from Trusts are mapped to VMP or AMP. Of the remaining 8% three quarters…

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26 June 2018

Tuberculosis liquid specials

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The RMOCs have recommended that prescribing for TB liquid specials should be limited to the licensed product for rifampicin and the following liquid specials:

Isoniazid 50mg/5ml
Ethambutol…

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