Definition of Step therapy
Step therapy: The practice of beginning drug therapy for a medical condition with the most cost-effective and safest drug therapy and progressing to other more costly or risky therapy, only if necessary. The aims are to control costs and minimize risks. Also called step protocol.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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