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Titolo:
Billing for cognitive services: Understanding Quebec pharmacists' behavior
Autore:
Kroger, E; Moisan, J; Gregoire, JP;
Indirizzi:
Univ Laval, Equipe Pharmacoepidemiol, Fac Pharm, Bur 1038, Quebec City, PQG1K 7P4, Canada Univ Laval Quebec City PQ Canada G1K 7P4 , Quebec City, PQG1K 7P4, Canada
Titolo Testata:
ANNALS OF PHARMACOTHERAPY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 34, anno: 2000,
pagine: 309 - 316
SICI:
1060-0280(200003)34:3<309:BFCSUQ>2.0.ZU;2-T
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
COMMUNITY;
Keywords:
professional practice; knowledge; attitudes; community pharmacy services; remuneration;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Moisan, J Univ Laval, Equipe Pharmacoepidemiol, Fac Pharm, Bur 1038, Pavillon AgatheLacerte,Cite Univ, Quebec City, PQ G1K 7P4, Canada Univ Laval Pavillon Agathe Lacerte,Cite Univ Quebec City PQ Canada G1K 7P4
Citazione:
E. Kroger et al., "Billing for cognitive services: Understanding Quebec pharmacists' behavior", ANN PHARMAC, 34(3), 2000, pp. 309-316

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that pharmacists' interventions to solve drug-related problems are effective and cost-saving. Since 1978 under the Quebec provincial drug plan, payment for two cognitive services, the pharmaceutical opinion and the refusal to dispense a prescription, has been disbursed to community pharmacists. However, the number of claims for these services lags far behind expectations. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors influencing Quebec community pharmacists inthe billing for a pharmaceutical opinion or for a refusal to dispense. METHODS: Questions on predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors potentially related to pharmacists' behavior were included in a self-administered questionnaire sent to all 3517 community pharmacists practicing in the province of Quebec during 1996. Using multivariate logistic regression, models were built to explain billing for an opinion and billing for a refusal. RESULTS: According to our models, the typical pharmacist who billed for opinions or refusals in Quebec is <45 years of age, has attended a continuingeducation program on this topic, and believes that billing for interventions is important. This typical pharmacist handles a mean daily volume of 100-250 prescriptions, uses a decision-support computer program, and has sufficient technical staff assistance. This pharmacist believes that interventions can be billed rapidly adn are paid by the province's drug plan. CONCLUSIONS: In order to increase the billing of pharmaceutical care in community pharmacies, tailored educational programs should be offered to pharmacists. There is also a need to improve working conditions in pharmacies.

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