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Table 3 Experience of pharmacists with doctors (N = 396)

From: Pharmacists' viewpoint towards their professional role in healthcare system: a survey of hospital settings of Pakistan

Experience Education Agree Disagree P-Value Type Agree Disagree P-Value Experience Agree Disagree P-Value
Pharmacists are a reliable source of general medicines information (i.e., specific facts about medicines, which can be found in standard references) B/M Pharm 70 (17.7%) 17 (4.3%) 0.000* State funded 180 (45.5%) 19 (4.8%) 0.016 < 5 years 68 (17.2%) 0 (0%) 0.000*
Pharm.D 286 (72.2%) 9 (2.3%) Private 190 (48%) 7 (1.8%) 5–10 years 224 (56.6%) 12 (3.0%)
Overseas 14 (3.5%) 0 (0%) > 10 years 78 (19.7%) 14 (3.5%)
Pharmacists routinely counsel patients regarding the safe and appropriate use of medicines B/M Pharm 72 (18.2%) 15 (3.8%) 0.002 State funded 181 (45.7%) 18 (4.5%) 0.606 < 5 years 64 (16.2%) 4 (1.0%) 0.007
Pharm.D 277 (69.9%) 18 (4.5%) Private 182 (46%) 15 (3.8%) 5–10 years 222 (56.1%) 14 (3.5%)
Overseas 14 (3.5%) 0 (0%) > 10 years 77 (19.4%) 15 (3.8%)
Pharmacists routinely inform clinicians about the cost-effectiveness of therapy and give accurate advice regarding alternatives treatments B/M Pharm 55 (13.9%) 32 (8.1%) 0.000* State funded 171 (43.2%) 28 (7.1%) 0.005 < 5 years 63 (15.9%) 5 (1.3%) 0.004
Pharm.D 249 (62.9%) 46 (11.6%) Private 147 (37.1%) 50 (12.6%) 5–10 years 189 (47.7%) 47 (11.9%)
Overseas 14 (3.5%) 0 (0%) > 10 years 66 (16.7%) 26 (6.6%)
Pharmacists are willing to take personal responsibility for resolving any medicines-related problems they discover B/M Pharm 73 (18.4%) 14 (3.5%) 0.000* State funded 180 (45.5%) 19 (4.8%) 0.008 < 5 years 67 (16.9%) 1 (0.3%) 0.001
Pharm.D 284 (71.7%) 11 (2.8%) Private 191 (48.2%) 6 (1.5%) 5–10 years 225 (56.8%) 11 (2.8%)
Overseas 14 (3.5%) 0 (0%) > 10 years 79 (19.9% 13 (3.3%)
Pharmacists routinely inform clinicians if they discover clinical problems with prescriptions B/M Pharm 78 (19.7%) 9 (2.3%) 0.005 State funded 193 (48.7%) 6 (1.5%) 0.000* < 5 years 67 (16.9%) 1 (0.3%) 0.031
Pharm.D 269 (67.9%) 26 (6.6%) Private 163 (41.2%) 34 (8.6%) 5–10 years 209 (52.8%) 27 (6.8%)
Overseas 9 (2.3%) 5 (1.3%) > 10 years 80 (20.2%) 12 (3.0%)
Pharmacists frequently ask to clarify therapeutic objectives clinicians have for patients B/M Pharm 56 (14.1%) 31 (7.8%) 0.000* State funded 169 (42.7%) 30 (7.6%) 0.047 < 5 years 64 (16.2%) 4 (1.0%) 0.000*
Pharm.D 279 (70.5%) 16 (4.0%) Private 180 (45.5%) 17 (4.3%) 5–10 years 220 (55.6%) 16 (4.0%)
Overseas 14 (3.5%) 0 (0%) > 10 years 65 (16.4%) 27 (6.8%)
Pharmacists frequently let medics know that patients have experienced some problem with their medications B/M Pharm 71 (17.9%) 16 (4.0%) 0.000* State funded 172 (43.4%) 27 (6.8%) 0.035 < 5 years 65 (16.4%) 3 (0.8%) 0.001
Pharm.D 275 (69.4%) 20 (5.1%) Private 183 (46.2%) 14 (3.5%) 5–10 years 217 (54.8%) 19 (4.8%)
Overseas 9 (2.3%) 5 (1.3%) > 10 years 73 (18.4%) 19 (4.8%)
Pharmacists are focused on ensuring the safety of patients with respect to the therapeutic use of medicines B/M Pharm 70 (17.7%) 17 (4.3%) 0.014 State funded 184 (46.5%) 15 (3.8%) 0.023 < 5 years 66 (16.7%) 2 (0.5%) 0.008
Pharm.D 270 (68.2%) 25 (6.3%) Private 168 (42.4%) 29 (7.3%) 5–10 years 211 (53.3%) 25 (6.3%)  
Overseas 12 (3.0%) 2 (0.5%) > 10 years 75 (18.9%) 17 (4.3%)  
Pharmacists respect the autonomy of patients and act to promote the concept of concordance B/M Pharm 73 (18.4%) 14 (3.5%) 0.000* State funded 181 (45.7%) 18 (4.5%) 0.025 < 5 years 66 (16.7%) 2 (0.5%) 0.002
Pharm.D 284 (71.7%) 11 (2.8%) Private 190 (48%) 7 (1.8%) 5–10 years 226 (57.1%) 10 (2.5%)
Overseas 14 (3.5%) 0 (0%) > 10 years 79 (19.9%) 13 (3.3%)
Pharmacists are practicing as autonomous clinicians B/M Pharm 77 (19.4%) 10 (2.5%) 0.005 State funded 173 (43.7%) 26 (6.6%) 0.075 < 5 years 65 (16.4%) 3 (0.8%) 0.021
Pharm.D 269 (67.9%) 26 (6.6%) Private 182 (46%) 15 (3.8%) 5–10 years 214 (54.0%) 22 (5.6%)
Overseas 9 (2.3%) 5 (1.3%) > 10 years 76 (19.2%) 16 (4.0%)
  1. * = significant p-value with Cramer V