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Table 3 Characteristics of the respondents (n = 344)

From: Developing and piloting a self-assessment tool for medication review competence of practicing pharmacists based on nationally set competence criteria

Variable % n
Gender
 Female 94 325
 Male 6 19
Degreea
 BSc (Pharm) 73 253
 MSc (Pharm) 24 82
 PhD (Pharm) 3 9
Previous degree (not pharmacy related)
 No previous degree 66 228
 BSc, MSc or PhD at a university or a university of applied sciences/vocational education and training   
  Health care 13 46
  Non-health care 13 44
 Other 8 26
Current workplace
 Community pharmacy 64 221
 Primary or secondary care unit 21 73
 Other 12 40
 Staff leasing company 3 10
Work experience as a pharmacist, years
 0–3 13 46
 4–9 22 76
 10–15 22 74
  > 15 43 148
Completed long-term continuing or accreditation trainingsb
 Prescription reviewc 26 89
 Medication reviewd 16 55
 Comprehensive medication reviewe 13 44
 Specialisation in ward pharmacyf 3 9
 Specialisation in community pharmacy g 5 16
  1. aThe university education program in Finland for pharmacists consists of two tiers: the BSc (3 years, 180 ECTS credits) and MSc (5 years, 180 + 120 ECTS credits) curriculums, ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  2. bThe respondents were able to choose several alternatives
  3. cContinuing training offered by the Pharmacy Learning Centre
  4. d1-year continuing training (20 ECTS credits) or undergraduate studies starting from 2014 at the University of Helsinki, followed by other pharmacy schools in 2017
  5. e1.5 Years’ accreditation training (35 ECTS credits)
  6. fAccreditation training (30 ECTS credits)
  7. gPost-graduate programme: BSc (Pharm) 3-year specialisation studies (40 ECTS), MSc (Pharm) 4-year specialisation studies (60 ECTS)