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Results from Part I of ISMP Survey on Pharmacy Interventions


From the June 26, 2002 issue

Factors that facilitate the pharmacist's ability to perform interventions

1 = NOT Present in facility 5 = Present in facility

All Responses   N=608
Percentage of Respondents

Factors                                  

1

2

3

4

5

a) Easy access to patient information

2

3

13

25

55

b) Easy access to drug information

1

2

7

18

70

c)  Proper technological support

9

14

22

26

27

d)  Sufficient clinical skill

1

5

23

40

30

e)  Adequate staffing levels

8

17

28

29

16

f)  Positive staff motivation

3

9

22

35

31

g) Availability of drug appropriateness criteria

3

11

28

37

20

h) Leadership commitment, facilitative organizational culture

4

7

19

36

32

i) Efficient process to document interventions

11

12

23

25

27

Hospitals with (W) Pharmacy Residency Programs                 N=119;                   Hospitals without (WO) N=489   Percentage of Respondents

Factors

1

2

3

4

5

 

W WO W WO W WO W WO W WO

a) Easy access to patient information

3

2

4

3

12

14

24

25

57

55

b) Easy access to drug information

1

1

1

3

3

8

21

18

74

69

c)  Proper technological support

8

9

10

15

24

21

31

25

25

28

d) Sufficient clinical skill

1

1

4

5

15

25

39

40

40

28

e) Adequate staffing levels

8

8

20

17

24

29

32

28

15

16

f) Positive staff motivation

3

3

10

8

29

20

33

35

25

32

g) Availability of drug appropriateness criteria

3

3

3

13

27

29

39

36

28

18

h) Leadership commitment, facilitative organizational culture

5

4

8

7

17

20

34

36

35

32

i) Efficient process to document interventions

14

10

11

13

20

24

25

25

29

27

 

Hospitals with (W) Physician Residency Programs                 N=236;                   Hospitals without (WO) N=372   Percentage of Respondents

Factors

1

2

3

4

5

 

W WO W WO W WO W WO W WO

a) Easy access to patient information

3

2

3

4

13

13

26

24

56

55

b) Easy access to drug information

1

1

1

3

5

8

17

20

76

66

c)  Proper technological support

9

8

14

14

23

21

24

27

28

27

d) Sufficient clinical skill

2

0

6

5

24

23

40

40

29

31

e) Adequate staffing levels

8

8

18

17

28

28

31

28

14

17

f) Positive staff motivation

3

3

9

8

26

19

35

34

27

33

g) Availability of drug appropriateness criteria

3

3

8

12

25

31

44

32

19

20

h) Leadership commitment, facilitative organizational culture

4

4

9

6

18

20

36

35

32

33

i) Efficient process to document interventions

14

9

9

15

21

24

28

23

28

26

 

Hospital Type   General Hospital (G) N=461; Specialty Hospital (S) N=68                                                       Percentage of Respondents

Factors

1

2

3

4

5

 

G S G S G S G S G S

a) Easy access to patient information

2

1

2

7

13

15

26

19

57

57

b) Easy access to drug information

1

0

2

1

7

13

20

15

70

71

c)  Proper technological support

9

10

15

16

22

25

27

21

26

28

d) Sufficient clinical skill

1

0

6

4

24

26

44

31

26

38

e) Adequate staffing levels

8

6

17

19

30

22

30

25

14

26

f) Positive staff motivation

3

1

9

7

23

24

37

22

28

46

g) Availability of drug appropriateness criteria

2

1

12

12

31

19

37

40

17

28

h) Leadership commitment, facilitative organizational culture

4

3

7

10

19

19

38

31

31

37

i) Efficient process to document interventions

10

10

12

7

25

25

25

29

27

28

Effectiveness of factors related to pharmacist's ability to perform interventions

Factors that facilitate the pharmacist's ability to perform interventions

1 = NOT Present in facility        5 = Present in facility

Bed Size  Hospitals under 100 beds (A) N =166; Hospitals 100-299 beds (B) N=223;  Hospitals 300-499 beds (C) N=99; Hospitals over 500 beds (D) N=77

Percentage of Respondents

Factors

1

2

3

4

5

 

A

B

C

D

A

B

C

D

A

B

C

D

A

B

C

D

A

B

C

D

a) easy access to patient information

2

0

2

5

4

3

3

1

12

12

14

21

28

25

20

25

54

60

60

48

b) easy access to drug information

2

0

1

0

1

3

1

4

4

11

5

6

19

20

15

18

74

66

77

71

c) proper technological support

10

9

9

8

18

13

12

17

15

26

26

22

27

25

26

27

30

27

25

26

d) sufficient clinical skill

0

0

0

5

2

8

4

5

23

23

21

26

43

41

49

34

31

28

24

30

e) adequate staffing levels

7

7

9

12

14

19

15

17

28

32

19

31

25

28

42

29

23

13

12

12

f) positive staff motivation

1

3

9

5

5

9

15

13

22

23

19

23

30

35

42

35

41

30

12

23

g)availability of drug appropriateness criteria

4

2

3

3

14

13

8

6

30

28

29

25

30

39

44

44

22

18

14

22

h)leadership commitment, facilitative organizational culture

2

4

3

6

6

9

7

6

23

22

12

13

36

31

41

45

31

34

33

29

i) efficient process to document interventions

14

7

7

18

13

11

10

13

28

24

26

12

20

26

29

27

23

32

25

29

 

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