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BACKGROUND Safety culture assessment is increasingly recognized as an important component in healthcare quality improvement, also in pharmacies. One of the most commonly used and rigorously validated tools to measure safety culture is the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire; SAQ. This study presents the validation of the SAQ for use in Swedish pharmacies. The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate if there is a selection bias in drug utilization surveys on prescription drugs regularly conducted in Swedish pharmacies, to describe the direction of this potential bias and discuss the implications for the results. METHODS Age and gender distributions within patient survey samples from drug utilization surveys conducted during(More)
To identify prescriptionists’, pharmacists’ and doctors’ perceptions and experiences of a pharmaceutical care service supported by patient medication records (PMRs). Qualitative study employing focus group interviews with 16 prescriptionists and five pharmacists, and semi structured telephone interviews with 11 doctors. Prescriptionists’, pharmacists’ and(More)
BACKGROUND Since 2004, a web-based reporting system enables monitoring of dispensing errors in all Swedish pharmacies. The adoption of this system was followed by an overall increase in reports, mainly explained by the dispensing of medicines of improper strength. In 2006 an intervention was implemented, aimed at reducing these errors. The objective of this(More)
The potential for unsafe acts to result in harm to patients is constant risks to be managed in any health care delivery system including pharmacies. The number of reported errors is influenced by a various elements including safety culture. The aim of this study is to investigate a possible relationship between reported dispensing errors and safety culture,(More)
Background Patient self-reported data are important in drug utilization research, but often logistically difficult to collect. During 2006–2012, 72 Swedish community pharmacies regularly collected such data through structured survey interviews at the pharmacy counter, performed by the dispensing pharmacists. This study is part of a validation of that data(More)
This study has three main objectives (1) to identify the major problems or difficulties pharmacy staff in Sweden experience regarding pharmacy care of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy, (2) to identify the perceptions of pharmacy staff regarding what are patient-related concerns with antiretroviral therapy and (3) to compare the extent to which(More)
OBJECTIVES To design and evaluate a national web-based dispensing error reporting system for all Swedish pharmacies, replacing the currently used paper-based system. METHODS A working group designed the new system. The number of reports before (1999-2003) and after (2004-2005) introduction was studied in a descriptive analysis. The completeness of reports(More)
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