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Table 1 Indicators for success of implementation

From: Implementation of patient education at first and second dispensing of statins in Dutch community pharmacies: the sequel of a cluster randomized trial

  Experimental group Control group OR (95% CI) P-value
Frequency of EAFD offered (% of first prescriptions) a 72/469 (15.4) 78/402 (19.4) 0.96 (0.31;3.01) 0.944
Number of pharmacies which offered EAFD (%) 17/34 (50.0) 14/31 (45.2) 1.24 (0.38;4.00) 0.715
Frequency of EAFD offered in the pharmacies which performed EAFD (% of first prescriptions) b 72/252 (28.6) 78/257 (30.4) 1.08 (0.51;2.29) 0.845
Frequency of EASD offered (% of second prescriptions) a 49/393 (12.5) 35/342 (10.2) 1.41(0.42;4.78) 0.579
Number of pharmacies which offered EASD (%) 12/34 (35.3) 12/31 (38.7) 0.93 (0.27;3.20) 0.899
Frequency of EASD offered in the pharmacies which did perform EASD (% of second prescriptions) c 49/174 (28.2) 35/205 (17.1) 1.85 (0.76;4.50) 0.172
  1. EAFD, education at first dispensing; EASD, education at second dispensing; OR, odds ratio
  2. a Data from the pharmacies of which the total number of first statin prescriptions was known, which were 25 pharmacies in the control group and 27 pharmacies in the experimental group.
  3. b Data from the pharmacies which did perform EAFD and of which the total number of first statin prescriptions was known: 12 pharmacies in the control group and 13 pharmacies in the experimental group.
  4. c Data from the pharmacies which did perform EASD and of which the total number of second statin prescriptions was known: 10 pharmacies in the control group and 10 pharmacies in the experimental group.
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