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Current status of pharmacy services in primary healthcare institutions in Jiangsu Province, China
Huang, Yuankai1; Yao, Dongning2; Xi, Xiaoyu1; Wang, Yitao2; Yao, Wenbing1
Source PublicationAustralian Journal of Primary Health

China is attempting to establish a pharmacy services network in primary healthcare (PHC) institutions. This study investigated the current status of pharmacy services in China Following a conceptual framework derived from the structure-process-outcome model, a questionnaire was sent to a sample of 700 administrators, 2000 GPs, 2000 pharmacy service providers, 2000 patients with chronic diseases and 2000 patients receiving antibiotic transfusion treatment, selected using a multistage sampling strategy, from PHC institutions in Jiangsu Province, China, in July and August 2016. The installation of pharmaceutical facilities and devices, staffing by pharmaceutical professionals, patterns of pharmacy service provision and the outcomes of these services were assessed using descriptive statistics. There were 8346 respondents from 665 institutions (response rate 95.9%). Pharmaceutical department (63.0%), dispensary (50.2%) and pharmacy intravenous admixture services (54.1%) were not established in many PHC institutions. Dispensing (22.9%), pharmacotherapy consultation for patients (19.3%), drug management (17.4%) and prescription checking (16.5%) were the most important tasks for pharmacy service providers. Patients reported lower satisfaction with the dissemination of information regarding medication use (mean (±s.d.) 8.85 ± 1.00%), the treatment of adverse drug reactions (5.65 ± 0.50%), medical insurance reimbursement (15.25 ± 2.45%) and the convenience of buying drugs (6.35 ± 0.65%). Several issues regarding the facilities and devices related to pharmacy services, the quality and responsibilities of pharmacy service providers and the outcomes of pharmacy services may hamper the development of a pharmacy service system in PHC in China

KeywordStructure-process-outcome Model
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WOS Research AreaHealth Care Sciences & Services ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health ; General & Internal Medicine
WOS SubjectHealth Care Sciences & Services ; Health Policy & Services ; Primary Health Care ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
WOS IDWOS:000567182000001
Scopus ID2-s2.0-85091255082
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorHuang, Yuankai; Wang, Yitao
Affiliation1.National Development Research Center of Licensed Pharmacist, China Pharmaceutical University, Jiangning District, Nanjing, Longmian Avenue 639, 211198, China
2.State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, 999078, Macao
Corresponding Author AffilicationInstitute of Chinese Medical Sciences
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Huang, Yuankai,Yao, Dongning,Xi, Xiaoyu,et al. Current status of pharmacy services in primary healthcare institutions in Jiangsu Province, China[J]. Australian Journal of Primary Health,2020,26(5):424-430.
APA Huang, Yuankai,Yao, Dongning,Xi, Xiaoyu,Wang, Yitao,&Yao, Wenbing.(2020).Current status of pharmacy services in primary healthcare institutions in Jiangsu Province, China.Australian Journal of Primary Health,26(5),424-430.
MLA Huang, Yuankai,et al."Current status of pharmacy services in primary healthcare institutions in Jiangsu Province, China".Australian Journal of Primary Health 26.5(2020):424-430.
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