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Table 3 Characteristics of pharmacies related to education at first dispensing

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

  Pharmacies which did educate patients at first dispensing (N= 31a) Pharmacies which did not educate patients at first dispensing (N= 34) P-value
Number of years in service pharmacist b 16.5 ± 9.0 14.5 ± 8.5 0.382
Frequency of postgraduate training in pharmacotherapy for pharmacist: Regularly or Often 28 (90.3) 32 (94.1) 0.566
Attitude regarding care-providing function (continuous scale of 16-80) b;c 66.2 ± 6.6 66.3 ± 6.6 0.969
Pharmacy technicians with specialized care-providing duties 18 (58.1) 23 (67.6) 0.424
Relationship with GP: Good or very good 22 (71.0) 19 (55.9) 0.208
Workload as perceived by pharmacist: High or very high 10 (32.3) 10 (29.4) 0.804
Pharmacy is part of chain or franchise formula 21 (67.7) 22 (64.7) 0.796
Participation in study because of perception of pressure from insurance company: Partly or completely agree 5 (16.1) 6 (17.6) 0.870
Number of first statin prescriptions within 6 months of start of the project 11.7 ± 8.0 7.9 ± 7.3 0.082
Team was used to providing education at first dispensing of (some types of) medication 30 (96.8) 30 (88.2) 0.197
  1. GP, general practitioner
  2. Data are absolute scores (% in brackets) unless otherwise specified
  3. a 17 pharmacies from the experimental group and 14 pharmacies from the control group
  4. b Data are mean scores ± SD
  5. c Attitude was measured using the statements which are described in the Appendix
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