In contrast with cross-sectional designs used in previous studies, this exploratory study compared survey data from 127 matched pairs of clinical pharmacists and physicians working together.
Physicians'perceptions of the importance of clinical pharmacy activities for patient care and the competence of pharmacists performing the activities were examined for their influence on prescribing behavior in an institutional setting.
Data from a national survey showed that physicians rated pharmacists higher regarding recommendations based on drug use evaluations (p=0.004) and competency to provide all clinical pharmacy services.
Scores for pharmacokinetics ratings were similar between pharmacists and physicians (p=0.168).
Pharmacists rated the importance of recommendations based on cost-effectiveness higher than physicians (p=0.012).
Overall, physicians'perceptions of activity importance for patient care and pharmacist competency appear to dictate pharmacists'influence on physician prescribing behavior (R=0.723).
Mots-clés Pascal : Pharmacien, Personnel sanitaire, Prescription médicale, Médecin, Relation professionnelle, Interaction sociale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Qualité, Soin, Hôpital, Pharmacie clinique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemist, Health staff, Medical prescription, Physician, Professional relation, Social interaction, United States, North America, America, Quality, Care, Hospital
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Cote : 97-0044522
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 21/05/1997.