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Implementation of a professional program in Finnish community pharmacies in 2000-2002.

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Source
Patient Educ Couns. 2005 Jun;57(3):272-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2005
Author
Heli Kansanaho
Inka Puumalainen
Maaret Varunki
Riiitta Ahonen
Marja Airaksinen
Author Affiliation
Division of Social Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 56 Viikinkaari 5 E, 00014 Helsinki, Finland. heli.kansanaho@helsinki.fi
Source
Patient Educ Couns. 2005 Jun;57(3):272-9
Date
Jun-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Attitude of Health Personnel
Community Pharmacy Services
Counseling - standards
Drug Information Services - organization & administration
Education, Pharmacy, Continuing - organization & administration
Finland
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health services needs and demand
Humans
Internet - organization & administration
Middle Aged
National Health Programs
Organizational Objectives
Patient Education as Topic - standards
Pharmacists - psychology
Professional Competence - standards
Program Development - methods - standards
Program Evaluation
Quality Assurance, Health Care - organization & administration
Questionnaires
Abstract
The aim was to assess implementation of a national 4-year project to promote professional strategy in Finnish community pharmacies during the 2.5 years of program's action in 2000-2002. A survey of random sample of 734 community pharmacists in Finland was conducted in 2002 (response rate 51%, n = 376). The questionnaire included an implementation scale and two open-ended questions on patient counselling. Many of the actions were not optimally implemented 2.5 years after starting the project. Some individual actions may have been taken, but the systematic long-term development process has not yet been started in many pharmacies. Future challenges in implementation will be a better commitment of the pharmacy owners to the goals of the national professional strategy and a better access to Internet-based drug information sources while counselling patients.
PubMed ID
15893208 View in PubMed
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