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Evaluation of a practice enhancement program to implement pharmaceutical care.

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  • The aim of this project was to assess the effectiveness of a practice enhancement program in training community pharmacists to provide pharmaceutical care. A mid- and post-test with no control group design was used. Nine pharmacists in five pharmacies completed the program comprised of 40 hours of face-to-face sessions, 10-weeks of structure/process changes and case work-ups for five paper cases and six practicum patients. Structure and process changes adopted and work-ups for two standard patients and a description of care provided to practicum patients were used to evaluate the program. All pharmacies implemented some of the structure and process changes. For the standard patient, the average was 59 ± 8 percent for the mid-test and 78 ± 10 percent for the post-test (P<0.01). Real or potential drug-related problems identified for 51 practicum patients numbered 158. Pharmacists made 57 recommendations and 61 percent were accepted by physicians. This evidence suggests that participating community pharmacists possess the capability to provide pharmaceutical care.

  • Date created
    1999
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  • Type of Item
    Article (Published)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R38B49
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    Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International
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    • Farris, K. B., Kassam, R., Cox, C. E., Volume, C. I., Cave, A., Schopflocher, D. P., et al. (1999). Evaluation of a practice enhancement program to implement pharmaceutical care. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 63(3), 277-284.