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Table 4 Obstacles to ADDR implementation experienced by pharmacists

From: Awareness and current implementation of drug dosage adjustment by pharmacists in patients with chronic kidney disease in Japan: a web-based survey

Characteristics Community pharmacists n (%) Hospital pharmacists n (%) p value
Failure to check prescription because of pressure of other work 57 (30) 53 (56.4) <0.001a
Difficulty in obtaining information on patient renal function (e.g., serum creatinine) 168 (88.4) 13 (13.8) <0.001a
Fear of doctor’s rejection 32 (16.8) 10 (10.6) 0.227a
Lack of pharmacists’ skill 109 (57.4) 45 (47.9) 0.166a
Lack of relevant pharmaceutical information 61 (32.1) 42 (44.7) 0.052a
  1. aChi-square test.