EVALUATION OF A BLOOD LEVEL SERVICE IN A COMMUNITY PHARMACY PRACTICE.

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Title:
EVALUATION OF A BLOOD LEVEL SERVICE IN A COMMUNITY PHARMACY PRACTICE.
Author:
EINARSON, THOMAS RAY.
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A clinical pharmacy service that determined blood potassium levels was implemented and evaluated in a community pharmacy practice. The pharmacy service utilization model was developed to guide the research. Data were gathered by two questionnaires. The study spanned four weeks at two locations. During one week at each location, blood testing was offered for a fee of $5, and on the other week it was free. A total of 320 subjects filled out a questionnaire. Patient attitude was positive toward the provision of blood level testing service in a community pharmacy. Subjects perceived a pharmacy to be a convenient place for the service, and they stated that they would use such a service if it were available. Subjects stated that they would pay a mean of $12.46 to use the service. Tests they were most interested in having were cholesterol, potassium, and glucose. Of the 320 subjects, 159 had a blood test; 63 paid a fee and 96 received it free. All subjects expressed satisfaction with the service and all said that they would use it again. The mean amount that those tested were willing to pay was $14.49. The proposed model was partially successful in describing the relationships involved in utilization of a clinical pharmacy service. Demographics did not correlate with other variables nor did the two measures of willingness to pay. All other relationships were significant. The service was shown to be financially feasible based on projections from the data collected. It was recommended that such services be implemented.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Pharmaceutical services.; Blood -- Analysis.; Pharmacy -- Information services.; Patient satisfaction.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Pharmacy Practice; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bootman, J. Lyle

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEVALUATION OF A BLOOD LEVEL SERVICE IN A COMMUNITY PHARMACY PRACTICE.en_US
dc.creatorEINARSON, THOMAS RAY.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEINARSON, THOMAS RAY.en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA clinical pharmacy service that determined blood potassium levels was implemented and evaluated in a community pharmacy practice. The pharmacy service utilization model was developed to guide the research. Data were gathered by two questionnaires. The study spanned four weeks at two locations. During one week at each location, blood testing was offered for a fee of $5, and on the other week it was free. A total of 320 subjects filled out a questionnaire. Patient attitude was positive toward the provision of blood level testing service in a community pharmacy. Subjects perceived a pharmacy to be a convenient place for the service, and they stated that they would use such a service if it were available. Subjects stated that they would pay a mean of $12.46 to use the service. Tests they were most interested in having were cholesterol, potassium, and glucose. Of the 320 subjects, 159 had a blood test; 63 paid a fee and 96 received it free. All subjects expressed satisfaction with the service and all said that they would use it again. The mean amount that those tested were willing to pay was $14.49. The proposed model was partially successful in describing the relationships involved in utilization of a clinical pharmacy service. Demographics did not correlate with other variables nor did the two measures of willingness to pay. All other relationships were significant. The service was shown to be financially feasible based on projections from the data collected. It was recommended that such services be implemented.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPharmaceutical services.en_US
dc.subjectBlood -- Analysis.en_US
dc.subjectPharmacy -- Information services.en_US
dc.subjectPatient satisfaction.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePharmacy Practiceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBootman, J. Lyleen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLarson, Lon N.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNicholson, Glen I.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSabers, Darrell L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8711629en_US
dc.identifier.oclc698377100en_US
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