PHARMACOLOGY CONSULTAccounting for Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Variability: Ten Factors to Consider Before PrescribingO'MALLEY, PATRICIA PhD, RN, CNSSection Editor(s): O'Malley, Patricia PhD, RN, CNS, Column Editor Author Information Author Affiliations: Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. Corresponding author: Patricia O'Malley, PhD, RN, CNS, Center of Nursing Excellence, Miami Valley Hospital, 1 Wyoming Street, Dayton, OH 45409 (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com). Clinical Nurse Specialist: November-December 2007 - Volume 21 - Issue 6 - p 274-275 doi: 10.1097/01.NUR.0000299615.62024.1a Buy Metrics Abstract Outcomes of pharmacological therapy are more than an accurate assessment and appropriate choice of an agent. Patient outcomes are the result of complex interactions of factors known and unknown. This study explores 10 of many factors that clinical nurse specialists should consider before writing the prescription and monitoring responses to therapy. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.