Care of the stroke patient-communication between the community pharmacist and prescribers in the Republic of Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207873
Title:
Care of the stroke patient-communication between the community pharmacist and prescribers in the Republic of Ireland.
Authors:
Grimes, Tamasine; Duggan, Catherine; Gallagher, Paul; Strawbridge, Judith
Affiliation:
Adelaide and Meath Hospital, incorporating the National Children's Hospital,, Dublin 24, Ireland. tgrimes@rcsi.ie
Citation:
Pharm World Sci. 2009 Dec;31(6):648-55. Epub 2009 Sep 15.
Journal:
Pharmacy world & science : PWS
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207873
DOI:
10.1007/s11096-009-9322-z
PubMed ID:
19757142
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to examine the perceptions that community pharmacists have of communication with prescribers in both primary and secondary care in Ireland, with respect to care of stroke patients. SETTING: Community pharmacies across Ireland, stratified into the four representative administrative regions. METHOD: Survey using a structured postal questionnaire. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Perceptions of communication with prescribers based in primary and secondary care; pharmacy and pharmacy premises demographics. RESULTS: A response rate of 52% (n = 314) was achieved. Community pharmacists' perceptions of information provision from secondary care were low, the majority (83%) never received any information from the hospital, although they would welcome it. Communication with hospital based prescribers was considered by most (93%) to be poor. The majority (greater than 75%) of respondents expressed a desire for greater information provision concerning a stroke patient's medication and diagnostic information. Pharmacists' perceptions of interaction with general practitioners were generally regarded as good (63%) although information provision in both directions between pharmacist and general practitioner could be improved. CONCLUSION: The findings of this study indicated that community pharmacists perceive that there is room for improvement in the communication between themselves and prescribers in the primary and secondary care settings, concerning the care of the stroke patient. This highlights the need for the development of formal communication channels between community pharmacists and other members of the healthcare team involved in the care of the stroke patient. However, the challenges of communicating patient information across healthcare sectors are recognized.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Attitude of Health Personnel; *Community Pharmacy Services; Family Practice; Health Care Surveys; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; *Interdisciplinary Communication; Ireland; Medical Staff, Hospital; *Patient Care Team; Perception; *Pharmacists; *Physician's Role; Postal Service; Primary Health Care; *Professional Role; Questionnaires; Stroke/*drug therapy
ISSN:
1573-739X (Electronic); 0928-1231 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGrimes, Tamasineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDuggan, Catherineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Paulen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStrawbridge, Judithen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:48:47Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:48:47Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:48:47Z-
dc.identifier.citationPharm World Sci. 2009 Dec;31(6):648-55. Epub 2009 Sep 15.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1573-739X (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0928-1231 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19757142en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11096-009-9322-zen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207873-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: This study sought to examine the perceptions that community pharmacists have of communication with prescribers in both primary and secondary care in Ireland, with respect to care of stroke patients. SETTING: Community pharmacies across Ireland, stratified into the four representative administrative regions. METHOD: Survey using a structured postal questionnaire. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Perceptions of communication with prescribers based in primary and secondary care; pharmacy and pharmacy premises demographics. RESULTS: A response rate of 52% (n = 314) was achieved. Community pharmacists' perceptions of information provision from secondary care were low, the majority (83%) never received any information from the hospital, although they would welcome it. Communication with hospital based prescribers was considered by most (93%) to be poor. The majority (greater than 75%) of respondents expressed a desire for greater information provision concerning a stroke patient's medication and diagnostic information. Pharmacists' perceptions of interaction with general practitioners were generally regarded as good (63%) although information provision in both directions between pharmacist and general practitioner could be improved. CONCLUSION: The findings of this study indicated that community pharmacists perceive that there is room for improvement in the communication between themselves and prescribers in the primary and secondary care settings, concerning the care of the stroke patient. This highlights the need for the development of formal communication channels between community pharmacists and other members of the healthcare team involved in the care of the stroke patient. However, the challenges of communicating patient information across healthcare sectors are recognized.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnelen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Community Pharmacy Servicesen_GB
dc.subject.meshFamily Practiceen_GB
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Surveysen_GB
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Interdisciplinary Communicationen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMedical Staff, Hospitalen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Patient Care Teamen_GB
dc.subject.meshPerceptionen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Pharmacistsen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Physician's Roleen_GB
dc.subject.meshPostal Serviceen_GB
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Careen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Professional Roleen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.subject.meshStroke/*drug therapyen_GB
dc.titleCare of the stroke patient-communication between the community pharmacist and prescribers in the Republic of Ireland.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAdelaide and Meath Hospital, incorporating the National Children's Hospital,, Dublin 24, Ireland. tgrimes@rcsi.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalPharmacy world & science : PWSen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

Related articles on PubMed

All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.