The objective of this study was to determine the drug information needs of pharmacists in Hong Kong, the sources of drug information available and the constraints limiting their ability to fulfil drug information needs at practice sites.
A questionnaire survey was carried out in January 1995 of community (230 retail pharmacies, 10 outpatient clinics) and 44 hospital pharmacists working in Hong Kong.
The information sought included : place of practice, availability of reference texts, journals or periodicals at practice sites, types of clinical pharmacy services provided, frequency and types of drug information questions received, sources of drug information used, needs for a drug information service, and constraints limiting their ability to fulfil drug information needs at practice sites.
Ninety-four pharmacists (hospital 68.2%, community 26.6%) responded.
Hospital pharmacists generally had more reference texts and journals/periodicals at practice sites than community pharmacists.
The majority of pharmacists in this survey were involved in a variety of clinical pharmacy services, including the delivery of drug information to other health-care professionals and the general public.
Community pharmacists were most often asked questions about over-the-counter drugs, drug dosage and drug identification.
Hospital pharmacists were most often asked questions about drug identification and availability of drugs. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Pharmacien, Information biomédicale, Ouvrage référence, Document publié, Hong Kong, Asie, Enquête, Pratique professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Pharmacie hospitalière, Pharmacie officine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemist, Biomedical information, Reference book, Published document, Hong Kong, Asia, Survey, Professional practice, Health staff, Human, Hospital pharmacy, Pharmacy
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0163030
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 21/05/1997.