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Attitude and satisfaction of health care providers towards clinical pharmacy services in Ethiopia: A post-deployment survey

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, March 2016
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Title
Attitude and satisfaction of health care providers towards clinical pharmacy services in Ethiopia: A post-deployment survey
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Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40545-016-0058-6
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Arebu Issa Bilal, Zelalem Tilahun, Gebremedhin Beedemariam, Belete Ayalneh, Bisrat Hailemeskel, Ephrem Engidawork

Abstract

Clinical pharmacy service has evolved steadily over the past few decades and is contributing to the 'patient care journey' at all stages. The service improves safety and effectiveness of medicines, thereby avoiding medication errors. As part of this global shift in pharmacy education and practice, Ethiopian Universities revamped the undergraduate pharmacy curriculum and the first graduates came out in July 2013. These graduates were immediately deployed in public hospital settings, with the ultimate aim of providing clinical pharmacy services. As such an initiative is new to the Ethiopian pharmacy sector, there is a need to do assessment of the health care providers' perception and satisfaction towards the service. A cross-sectional survey using self-administered questionnaire was conducted in six regions and one-city administration of the country. Physicians, Health officers and Nurses working along with the new pharmacy graduates formed the study population. A total of 650 healthcare professionals participated in the study. Data were entered, cleaned and analyzed using appropriate statistical tools. Majority of the health care providers agreed that clinical pharmacy service could have a significant contribution to the patient care. A large proportion of them (70-90 %) had a positive attitude, although there appeared to be some differences across professions. About 50 % of the professionals were of the opinion that patient care should be left to the health care providers and pharmacists should concentrate on drug products. In addition, the same proportion of respondents said that the setup in their respective hospital was appropriate for provision of clinical pharmacy service. Multivariable analysis indicated that attitude of the health care providers was significantly associated with year of experience. A large proportion of the health care providers had positive attitude towards the service, although the extent of the service was below their expectation. Hence, efforts should be in place to organize continuous professional training for pharmacists and awareness creation forums for other healthcare professionals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 58 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 17%
Student > Master 8 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 10%
Student > Postgraduate 5 9%
Lecturer 5 9%
Other 16 28%
Unknown 8 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 23 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Linguistics 1 2%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 12 21%

Attention Score in Context

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#4,720,865
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#108
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