Manara - Qatar Research Repository
Browse
10.1177_1078155219882076.pdf (337.36 kB)

Perceptions and expectations of health care providers towards clinical pharmacy services at a tertiary cancer centre in Qatar

Download (337.36 kB)
journal contribution
submitted on 2024-03-04, 08:59 and posted on 2024-03-04, 09:00 authored by Nabil E Omar, Shereen Elazzazy, Oraib Abdallah, Abdulqadir J Nashwan, Yassin Eltorki, Hebatalla M Afifi, Nancy Kassem, Mohamed Yassin, Anas Hamad

Background

Clinical pharmacy services started in 2009 at the National Center for Cancer Care and Research, Qatar. Clinical pharmacy services was established to provide comprehensive prescription of drug management and support, and consulting services to build clinically efficient and cost-effective pharmacy program.

Aim

To determine perceptions and expectations of healthcare providers toward the clinical pharmacy services at the National Center for Cancer Care and Research.

Methods

A cross-sectional survey of healthcare providers was conducted from January to May 2018. A self-administered electronic/paper survey containing four domains assessing healthcare providers’ perceptions and expectations towards clinical pharmacy services, perceived barriers to clinical pharmacist role and suggested area for improvement was sent to 375 healthcare providers including physicians, operational pharmacists, nurses and dietitians.

Results

The response rate was 112/375. Most of the healthcare providers (74%) perceived the increasing interest in clinical pharmacy services. Also, they expected (1) providing consultations regarding appropriate medication choices (82%); (2) providing information about medication availability and shortages (82%); (3) assisting in the prescribing of cost-effective drugs by providing pharmacogenomics information routinely (75%) and (4) Participating actively in research activities (74%). Overall, healthcare providers have a high level of trust in the clinical pharmacists’ abilities ( P < 0.01). Nurses were less appreciative ( P < 0.002) of the positive role of clinical pharmacists in direct patient care as compared to both physicians and pharmacists (64.2%, 90% and 95.7%, respectively).

Conclusion

This study revealed a positive attitude towards the role of clinical pharmacists by healthcare providers at National Center for Cancer Care and Research. However, there is an area of improvement by empowering with privilege and staffing, elevating the awareness and expansion in the ambulatory care settings.

Other Information

Published in: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1078155219882076

Funding

Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library.

History

Language

  • English

Publisher

Sage

Publication Year

  • 2019

License statement

This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Institution affiliated with

  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • National Center for Cancer Care and Research - HMC

Methodology

A cross-sectional survey of healthcare providers was conducted from January to May 2018. A self-administered electronic/paper survey containing four domains assessing healthcare providers’ perceptions and expectations towards clinical pharmacy services, perceived barriers to clinical pharmacist role and suggested area for improvement was sent to 375 healthcare providers including physicians, operational pharmacists, nurses and dietitians.

Usage metrics

    National Center for Cancer Care and Research - HMC

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC