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노인전문약사 제도에 대한 지역 약국 약사들의 인식 조사

Perception and Attitude of Community Pharmacists for Certified Geriatric Pharmacists

한국보건사회약료경영학회지 2020년 8권 2호 p.84 ~ 93
이혜진, 강혜영,
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이혜진 ( Lee Hye-Jin ) - Yonsei University College of Pharmacy
강혜영 ( Kang Hye-Young ) - Yonsei University College of Pharmacy

Abstract


OBJECTIVE: to assess the attitude of community pharmacists for geriatric pharmacy services.

METHODS: An on-line based survey was conducted with community pharmacists who are members of a web cafe named as "Pharmacists' Community for Future Pharmacy." A total of 100 pharmacists participated in the survey on a voluntary basis between Sep-tember 3 and 10, 2018.

RESULTS: Mean score for the necessity of certified geriatric pharmacists was 4.01 on a 5-point Likert-type scale, with a higher score reflecting more positive attitude. About 64% of the respondents preferred that pre-existing pharmacies working in hospitals or community pharmacies provide geriatric pharmacy services instead of recruit-ing new pharmacists separately (16%). Majority of the respondents (77%) preferred to operate a single certificate system for geriatric pharmacists regardless of type or work place (i.e., hospitals of community pharmacies). The highest demand for education area associated with geriatric pharmacy services was 'pharmaceutical therapy and management of medical history (57%),' followed by 'communication skills with the elderly (15%),' 'understanding biological and socioeconomic changes associated with aging (10%),' and 'management of chronic diseases (10%).' Two thirds of the respondents (65%) expressed their willingness to participate in providing geriatric pharmacy services if economic reward was provided, while 15% were unwilling to participate regardless of economic reward. The most preferred type of payment method for geriatric pharmacy services was fee-for-service payment (70%).

CONCLUSION: We expect that this exploratory study would help to develop geriatric pharmacy specialist system that can induce high acceptance by and active particiation of community pharmacists in Korea.

키워드

attitude; certified geriatric pharmacist; community pharmacist; geriatric pharmacy service

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