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Table 3 Summary of all action statements ACTION criteria analysis by standard

From: Do pharmacy practice standards effectively describe behaviour? Reviewing practice standards using a behavioural specificity framework

  Number with behaviourally relevant content Action statements with discrete observable actions Action statements with more than one discrete observable actions Action statements that’s ACTION referenced other documents Action statements that’s reference to other documents explicitly named and said how to access the document
Standard No. Meets criteria
No. (%)
No. (%) No. (%) Specified
No. (%)
Partially specified
No. (%)
Standard 1: Fundamental Pharmacy Practice 48 22 (46%) 2 (4%) 8 (17%) 4 (50%) 0
Standard 2: Leading and Managing Pharmacy Practice 51 16 (31%) 1(2%) 11(22%) 0 1 (9%)
Standard 3: Dispensing and Other Supply Arrangements 70 36 (51%) 3 (4%) 14 (20%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%)
Standard 4: Provision of Non-prescription Medicines and Therapeutic Devices 30 16 (53%) 2 (7%) 7 (23%) 0 2 (29%)
Standard 5: Compounding 75 36 (48%) 10 (13%) 22 (29%) 6 (27%) 5 (23%)
Standard 6: Medicines Information 23 3 (13%) 1 (33%) 0 0 0
Standard 7: Health Promotion and Education 21 6 (29%) 0 1 (5%) 0 0
Standard 8: Counselling 36 14 (39%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 0 0
Standard 9: Collaborative Care 52 12 (23%) 1 (2%) 7 (13%) 0 0
Standard 10: Screening and Risk Assessment 36 10 (28%) 0 10 (28%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%)
Standard 11: Vaccination Service 65 26 (40%) 1 (2%) 14 (22%) 0 4 (29%)
Standard 12: Minor Ailments Service 39 13 (33%) 0 9 (23%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%)
Standard 13: Disease State Management 47 16 (34%) 1 (2%) 10 (21%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%)
Standard 14: Medication Review 52 31 (60%) 3 (6%) 10 (19%) 1 (10%) 0
Standard 15: Dose Administration Aid Service 73 21 (29%) 0 10 (14%) 2 (20% 1 (10%)
Standard 16: Harm Minimisation 50 22 (44%) 0 11 (22%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%)
Total 768 300 (39%) 26 (3%) 148 (19%) 20 (14%)a 25 (17%)a
  1. % calculated per total no. of behaviourally relevant actions in each standard unless otherwise specified
  2. a% calculated per total action statements that referenced other documents