Community pharmacists are being assigned increased responsibility in assuring the appropriateness and effectiveness of drug therapy.
This increased responsibility is reflected in recently passed legislation (OBRA'90) in the United States that requires pharmacists to counsel patients about prescriptions received and to engage in prospective drug use review for Medicaid recipients.
The potential impact of this legislation is unclear due to a dearth of research evaluating the effects of community pharmacists'activities on medication use.
In addition, there is little research on pharmacists'willingness to assume increased responsibility.
Research that would demonstrate the effectiveness of community pharmacists in improving therapeutic outcomes is hampered by problems inherent in conducting experimentally designed research in field settings.
This paper examines two issues of concern in such studies-namely, the extent to which those who agree to participate in a demonstration project differ from those who decline to participate and the extent to which differential dropout from treatment and control conditions compromise the comparability of the two groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pharmacien, Personnel sanitaire, Rôle professionnel, Homme, Communication, Etats Unis, Conseil, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemist, Health staff, Occupational role, Human, Communication, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0093057
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.