Assessment of Pharmaceutical Care versus Traditional Pharmacy Practice in Ogun State Nigeria: Tracking System Dynamics
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Background: Pharmaceutical care is the responsible provision of pharmacotherapy to achieve definite outcomes and improve patients’ quality of life. It is a departure from the traditional pharmacy practice to patients’ oriented care. This study assessed the provision of traditional pharmacy services versus pharmaceutical care among pharmacists. Methods: The study was a questionnaire based cross-sectional descriptive survey. Results: The mean ± Standard deviation for provision of pharmaceutical care was 3.27 ± 0.83 and a response rate was 62.8%. Only 12.0 (24.5%) of the pharmacists understood the true concept of pharmaceutical care while the rest had varying levels of partial understanding of the concept. Most of the pharmacists' years of qualification fell between 1 - 5 years 61.0 (55.5%). The majority of them were males 62.0 (56.4%).Conclusion: The majority of the pharmacists in the state engaged predominantly in the traditional pharmacy practice. Most of the respondents do not document their activities, an indication of non-practice of pharmaceutical care. The practice of pharmaceutical care based on key indicators used in the study is still largely undeveloped.
Pharmaceutical Care , Pharmacy Practice , Patients , Pharmacists , Patient Care , Nigeria , Pharmacy Services , Research Subject Categories::PHARMACY
Eze, U.I.H; Ogbonna, B.O; Anetoh, M.U; Orji, C.E; Onwuchuluba, E.E; Soni, J; Akonoghrere R.O. (2019). Assessment of Pharmaceutical Care versus Traditional Pharmacy Practice in Ogun State Nigeria: Tracking System Dynamics. EC Pharmacology And Toxicology, 7(7), 661-673.