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Table 3 Association of year of experience with attitude of health care providers on the roles of clinical pharmacists, September 2014

From: Attitude and satisfaction of health care providers towards clinical pharmacy services in Ethiopia: A post-deployment survey

Attitude items Years of work Experience Agree; N (%) Disagree; N (%) AOR (95 % CI)
Clinical pharmacist participation in medical ward round is desirable*** <2 years 214 (41.3) 22 (64.6) 1.00
2–5 years 147 (28.4) 3 (9.0) 6.70 [1.88–23.91]*
>5 years 157 (30.3) 9 (26.4) 2.76 [1.15–6.61]*
Clinical pharmacist can provide drug information to health care professionals such as compatibility, stability, storage, availability*** <2 years 214 (42.0) 17 (56.7) 1.00
2–5 years 138 (27.0) 6 (20.0) 2.84 [1.02–7.94]*
>5 years 156 (31.0) 7 (23.3) 3.41 [1.28–9.11]*
Clinical pharmacist services enhances patients appreciation and satisfaction*** <2 years 194 (43.4) 22 (53.6) 1.00
2–5 years 120 (27.0) 9 (22.0) 2.067 [0.86–4.97]
>5 years 133 (30.0) 10 (24.3) 2.399 [1.02–5.64]*
  1. *Data was analyzed by multivariable logistic regression; * p < 0.05; *** Indicates the presence of non–response by respondents; The following 6 items were found to be non–significant; Clinical pharmacist can provide dose recommendations based on patient and drug factors; Clinical pharmacist should take patients medication history at admissions; Clinical pharmacist should have access to patients chart and have a place to document their services; Clinical pharmacist analyses patient treatment and suggest changes of therapy when necessary; Clinical pharmacist should care about drug products and leave patient care to doctors, HOs and nurses; Clinical pharmacy services initiation is desirable in Ethiopian health care system