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Table 4 Attitudes of general practitioners towards collaboration with practice-based pharmacists

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

Statement Strongly disagree/disagree
N (%)
Neither agree nor disagree
N (%)
Agree/strongly agree
N (%)
1. The professional communication between myself and the PBP is open and honest 2 (1) 5 (2.5) 194 (96.5)
2. The PBP is open to working together with me on patients’ medication management 1 (0.5) 5 (2.5) 195 (97.0)
3. The PBP delivers high quality healthcare to patients 2 (1.0) 7 (3.5) 191 (95.5)
4. The PBP has time to discuss matters with me relating to patients’ medication regimens 7 (3.5) 16 (8.0) 178 (88.5)
5. The PBP meets the professional expectations I have of him/her 4 (2.0) 16 (8.0) 181 (90.1)
6. I can trust the PBP’s professional decisions 1 (0.5) 5 (2.5) 195 (97.0)
7. The PBP actively addresses patients’ medical concerns 5 (2.5) 18 (9.1) 175 (88.3)
8. The PBP and I have mutual respect for one another on a professional level 1 (0.5) 2 (1.0) 196 (98.5)
9. The PBP and I share common goals and objectives when caring for the patient 4 (2.0) 6 (3.0) 191 (95.1)
10. My role and the PBP’s role in patient care are clear 6 (3.0) 26 (12.9) 169 (84.1)
11. I have confidence in the PBP’s expertise in medicines and therapeutics 2 (1.0) 5 (2.5) 196 (96.6)
12. The PBP has a role in assuring medication safety (for example, to identify drug interactions, adverse reactions, contraindications etc.) 1 (0.5) 1 (0.5) 201 (99.0)
13. The PBP has a role in assuring medication effectiveness (for example, to ensure the patient receives the optimal drug at the optimal dose etc.) 1 (0.5) 11 (5.4) 191 (94.1)