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Title : The assessment of pharmacists’ willingness to join a pharmaceutical care pilot project in Poland
Authors : Daria Kulpa, Urszula Religioni, Jerzy Krysinski, Piotr Merks
Keywords : pharmaceutical care, Poland, pharmacists, community pharmacy
Issue Date : Aug 2020
Abstract :
Purpose. The primary objective of this paper is to determine the willingness of pharmacists to take part in a pilot project of pharmaceutical care, and to indicate the factors influencing these decisions. Methods. The study was conducted using an anonymous online questionnaire. 123 Polish pharmacy staff members participated in the study. Results. The vast majority of the pharmacists (84%) wanted to join the pharmaceutical care pilot project. The main benefits of pharmaceutical care perceived by the respondents included a reduced number of medication errors, an increase in the prestige of the profession, and job satisfaction. Those who noticed more benefits from pharmaceutical care expressed more willingness to implement it (p<0.001). Conclusions. Pharmaceutical care, focused on improving the quality of pharmacotherapy, is essential for public health. Polish pharmacists are ready to implement pharmaceutical care in their pharmacies. They indicate the provision of training sessions in this area as a key element of the implementation of these services.
Page(s) : 199-205
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 11, No.08
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DOI : 10.21817/ijpsr/2020/v11i8/201108001