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How do physicians decide what drug to use?

Cheryl Taylor
Oncology Nursing

In most hospitals here are standards of treatment (or protocols) for specific illnesses. These are the most researched and effective treatments for that illness. Doctors will often use these protocols that are already in place to decide which drug to use, but may change dosing due to the patients general health or other variables.

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