Assessment of Ambulatory Care Practice in Adult and Pediatric Patients

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Title:
Assessment of Ambulatory Care Practice in Adult and Pediatric Patients
Author:
Vallabh, Tina; Phan, Hanna; Kennedy, Amy
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2014
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Specific Aims: The purpose of this study is to compare frequency of pharmacy services available in ambulatory care practice between adult and pediatric populations and to identify factors that affect the availability of such practice settings between the two populations in the United States. Methods: This study was a descriptive survey study that was distributed nationally. Participants were recruited using two electronic listservs registered with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the Pediatric PRN listserv and Ambulatory Care PRN listserv. A total of 126 participants completed and submitted the electronic questionnaire. This descriptive survey study collected data through an online questionnaire distributed to adult and pediatric ambulatory care pharmacists. Descriptive variables, demographic variables, categorical variables, and ordinal data were analyzed by calculating frequencies, percentages, and averages. Main Results: The majority of participants specialize in diabetes (n = 51, 40.5%), anticoagulation (n=42, 33.3%), hypertension (n=42, 33.3%), hyperlipidemia (n=40, 31.8%), and asthma (n=32, 25.4%). Adult care was greater than pediatric care in diabetes (Adult: n=54, 42.83%; Ped: n=14, 9.53%), anticoagulation (Adult: n=46, 43.66%; Ped: n=6, 4.76%), hypertension (Adult: n=44, 34.94%; Ped: n=8, 6.34%), hyperlipidemia (Adult: n=42, 33.34%; Ped: n=3, 2.39%), and asthma (Adult: n=35, 27.78%; Ped: n=28, 22.23%). Averages of 4.88 hours of hours per week and 5.21 years of experience were obtained for provision of pediatric care in the ambulatory care setting. Conclusion: In conclusion, availability of ambulatory care services for pediatric patients is dramatically less than those available for adults. Generalized structure for location of clinics, billing for services, and funding for positions may increase the opportunity for provision of adult and pediatric ambulatory care services.
Description:
Class of 2014 Abstract
Keywords:
Assessment; Ambulatory Care; Practice; Patients
Advisor:
Phan, Hanna; Kennedy, Amy

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorPhan, Hannaen
dc.contributor.advisorKennedy, Amyen
dc.contributor.authorVallabh, Tinaen
dc.contributor.authorPhan, Hannaen
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Amyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T18:33:28Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-22T18:33:28Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614175-
dc.descriptionClass of 2014 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractSpecific Aims: The purpose of this study is to compare frequency of pharmacy services available in ambulatory care practice between adult and pediatric populations and to identify factors that affect the availability of such practice settings between the two populations in the United States. Methods: This study was a descriptive survey study that was distributed nationally. Participants were recruited using two electronic listservs registered with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the Pediatric PRN listserv and Ambulatory Care PRN listserv. A total of 126 participants completed and submitted the electronic questionnaire. This descriptive survey study collected data through an online questionnaire distributed to adult and pediatric ambulatory care pharmacists. Descriptive variables, demographic variables, categorical variables, and ordinal data were analyzed by calculating frequencies, percentages, and averages. Main Results: The majority of participants specialize in diabetes (n = 51, 40.5%), anticoagulation (n=42, 33.3%), hypertension (n=42, 33.3%), hyperlipidemia (n=40, 31.8%), and asthma (n=32, 25.4%). Adult care was greater than pediatric care in diabetes (Adult: n=54, 42.83%; Ped: n=14, 9.53%), anticoagulation (Adult: n=46, 43.66%; Ped: n=6, 4.76%), hypertension (Adult: n=44, 34.94%; Ped: n=8, 6.34%), hyperlipidemia (Adult: n=42, 33.34%; Ped: n=3, 2.39%), and asthma (Adult: n=35, 27.78%; Ped: n=28, 22.23%). Averages of 4.88 hours of hours per week and 5.21 years of experience were obtained for provision of pediatric care in the ambulatory care setting. Conclusion: In conclusion, availability of ambulatory care services for pediatric patients is dramatically less than those available for adults. Generalized structure for location of clinics, billing for services, and funding for positions may increase the opportunity for provision of adult and pediatric ambulatory care services.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectAssessmenten
dc.subjectAmbulatory Careen
dc.subjectPracticeen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.titleAssessment of Ambulatory Care Practice in Adult and Pediatric Patientsen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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