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Clinical management strategies and implications for parenteral nutrition drug shortages in adult patients.

Research paper by Tanna B TB Hassig, Brian P BP McKinzie, Christopher R CR Fortier, David D Taber

Indexed on: 09 Jan '14Published on: 09 Jan '14Published in: Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy



Abstract

Drug shortages affect every aspect of patient care, including and especially, nutrition therapy. The purpose of this review is to discuss current parenteral nutrition-related drug shortages, including causes and duration of the disruptions, and provide recommendations for managing specific nutritional shortages that minimize negative patient care outcomes. A general framework for the management of current and future shortages is presented.