Recent changes in education law and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy in New York State have extended the clinical responsibilities of pharmacists.
There is limited information in the United States about physicians'opinions of these potential activities by pharmacists.
To determine the attitudes of New York State primary care physicians, who practice in a community setting, of community pharmacists as providers of these services, as well as further extended services.
Questionnaires were mailed to a randomly selected sample of 1400 board-certified internists and family practitioners chosen from New York State counties with populations of less than 251 000.
Questions were structured to determine perceptions toward specific extended roles, pharmacists'dispensing of particular drugs without a prescription, the current role of pharmacists, and the relationship between the professions.
There were 630 (47.4%) responses, of which 594 (44.7%) were analyzed.
Most physicians (93%) agreed that pharmacists should report adverse drug reactions and advise them on cost-effective prescribing (75.6%). Few (23%) believed that pharmacists should initiate a community pharmacy and therapeutics committee. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Législation, Enseignement professionnel, Responsabilité professionnelle, Médecin, Pharmacien, Aide thérapeutique, Evaluation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, United States, North America, America, Legislation, Occupational education, Occupational responsibility, Physician, Chemist, Therapeutic assistance, Evaluation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0336824
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.