Override list - policy/detail

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Dana Miller
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Override list - policy/detail

Hi all,
to add to a recent post about override list requests without hijacking the thread, I am curious to know if for your override lists you list exact concentration and package sizes or if you just list the medication name unless there is a specific concentration that must be specified/clarified.

If you list concentrations and package sizes how do you manage drug shortages?

we currently have concentrations/package sizes spelled out but have a disclaimer that states package sizes may vary for shortages and have had a request to streamline.
I just don't want to miss any safety concerns if we streamline.

Thanks,
Dana