Attitudes of Physicians to Professional Roles of Community Pharmacists in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Saab, Yolande B.
dc.contributor.author Hachem, Ayla H.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-26T09:18:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-26T09:18:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-09-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4388
dc.description.abstract Background: Pharmacists involved in patient-centred clinical services can potentially reduce overall healthcare costs, morbidity and mortality. However, physicians might be ambivalent about pharmacists' capabilities. Aim: To determine the opinions of medical and dental practitioners (physicians) to professional activities which could be provided by community pharmacists in Lebanon. Method: 300 questionnaires were distributed by pharmacy students to registered physicians covering a range of specialties and experience. The questionnaire consisted of 20 closed questions and an open-ended question to determine the physician's expectations of the pharmacist's role in patient care. Results: 198 questionnaires were analysed and overall the results indicated that physicians have a need for information of the type that pharmacists can supply. However, the healthcare system is fragmented because of unclear and infrequent communication. Physicians believe that increased consensual cooperation and communication between the professions could improve therapeutic outcomes and the quality of advice given to patients. Conclusion: There is a need for collaboration between physicians and pharmacists in Lebanon to improve the quality of pharmaceutical care for patients. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Attitudes of Physicians to Professional Roles of Community Pharmacists in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199110360 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 34 en_US
dc.article.pages 18-21 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jppr200434118 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Saab, Y. B., & Hachem, A. H. (2004). Attitudes of Physicians to Professional Roles of Community Pharmacists in Lebanon. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 34(1), 18-21. en_US
dc.author.email ysaab@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jppr200434118/abstract en_US

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