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Table 3 Frequency of issues encountered by the general practitioners when dealing with practice-based pharmacists

From: General practitioners’ experiences with, views of, and attitudes towards, general practice-based pharmacists: a cross-sectional survey

Statement Always
N (%)
Very often
N (%)
Sometimes N (%) Rarely
N (%)
Never
N (%)
I do not have time to contact the PBP 1 (0.5) 13 (6.7) 48 (24.7) 74 (38.1) 58 (29.9)
The PBP struggles to adapt to the needs of the practice 1 (0.5) 5 (2.5) 28 (14.1) 69 (34.7) 96 (48.2)
The PBP has the clinical skills to provide safe and effective care for patients 81 (41.8) 81 (41.8) 25 (12.9) 6 (3.1) 1 (0.5)
The PBP has the required experience to meet the needs of the practice 75 (38.1) 80 (40.6) 36 (18.3) 6 (3.0) 0 (0)
The PBP is unavailable in the practice when I need them 4 (2.0) 29 (14.6) 77 (38.7) 62 (31.2) 27 (13.6)
The PBP has the confidence to make clinical decisions 35 (17.9) 82 (41.8) 61 (31.1) 15 (7.7) 3 (1.5)
The PBP has the knowledge to provide safe and effective care for patients 71 (37.0) 96 (50.0) 23 (12.0) 2 (1.0) 0 (0)
Patients are reluctant to accept and book an appointment with the PBP 1 (0.6) 1 (0.6) 53 (32.3) 81 (49.4) 28 (17.1)