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Table 4 Characteristics of pharmacies that provide a clozapine supply service (n = 127)a

From: Implementing a clozapine supply service in Australian community pharmacies: barriers and facilitators

Characteristics n %   n %
Duration of service availability Facilitators for service implementation b
< 6 months 9 7.1 Consumer demand 84 66.1
6 months–1 year 11 8.7 Mental health service/hospital suggested 77 60.6
1 year–2 years 39 30.7 Pharmacist confidence to supply clozapine 58 45.7
2 years + 68 53.5 Relationship with prescribers 49 38.6
Number of consumers Pharmacist clozapine & monitoring knowledge 41 32.3
Nil 3 2.4
1–5 80 63.0 Remuneration 22 17.3
6–10 24 18.9 Adequate space / resources 20 15.7
11–15 6 4.7 Access to education / training 17 13.4
16+ 14 11.0 Access to consumer notes 1 0.8
    Other c 17 13.4
  1. a 127 respondents answered these questions; b Multiple answers were allowed; c Other includes regular customers requesting clozapine, the opportunity to contribute to care, previously dispensed clozapine in another setting (internationally or in a hospital setting) and clozapine required for Dose Administration Aids