Physician Satisfaction with Clinical Pharmacist Services in an Obstetrics and Gynecology Teaching Clinic

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Conference Proceeding

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Journal of Pharmacy Technology


Objective: To evaluate physician satisfaction with clinical pharmacy services in an obstetrics teaching clinic. Study Design: A 35-question survey was created to evaluate demographics and provider satisfaction with clinical pharmacy services using 5-point Likert scale and open response questions. Surveys were administered to all clinic attendings, maternal fetal medicine fellows, and OB/Gyn residents in June 2014 via Survey Monkey. Results: Thirty-one physicians (83.8%) completed the survey. The first set of questions utilized a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from "poor" (1) to "excellent" (5) and evaluated respondents' impressions of the clinical pharmacists' clinical knowledge and professional behavior. The median score was 5 ("excellent") on all items in the survey, and many demonstrated an average response of 4.81 to 4.9 or higher, demonstrating that almost all respondents chose "excellent." The next set of questions assessed the clinical pharmacist's role with the clinic's multidisciplinary team and asked respondents to answer questions based on a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from "strongly disagree" (1) to "strongly agree" (5). The majority of responses to questions in this section were between 4.19 and 4.84. Reasons for referring patients to the clinical pharmacist were smoking cessation, asthma management, psych medication use/issues, adherence/polypharmacy, medication reconciliation, counseling on medication safety in pregnancy, insulin/heparin administration, and substance abuse. Conclusions: Overall, the survey identified a positive response and high level of physician satisfaction with clinical pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacy has the capacity to enhance pregnancy care and should be more routinely integrated into the prenatal care team.

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