Community Pharmacists Find Discussing Adherence Difficult

Pharmacists find monitoring medication adherence difficult due to time constraints and other barriers, according to research published in the Journal of American Pharmacists Association.

Pharmacists find monitoring medication adherence difficult due to time constraints and other barriers, according to research published in the Journal of American Pharmacists Association.

Researchers from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa interviewed 12 community pharmacists between January and March 2013. Of those pharmacists, 6 had a reputation of engaging in medication monitoring activities and were specially selected, while the remaining 6 pharmacists were recruited from a group of 20 randomly selected registered community pharmacists to fulfill the following characteristics: chain (3), independent (7), and grocery pharmacy (2); urban (7) and rural (5) pharmacy; male (3) and female (9) pharmacists; and full-time, float, and part-time pharmacists.

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