Assessment of the Florida Pharmacist Self-Care Consultant Law using patient profile and prescription audit methods

H. J. Eng, W. C. McCormick, H. A. Monsanto, J. Saint-Pierre

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Abstract

This article examines pharmacist and physician prescribing patterns during the first two years of the Florida Pharmacist Self-Care Consultant Law. Nineteen pharmacies were audited. The mandatory patient profiles were audited for a two-year period, and the prescription files were audited for a five-year period. For the nine pharmacies maintaining patient profiles, the prescribing activities of the pharmacists almost double from the first year to the second year. However, these prescriptions made up a very small portion of the total. Pharmacist prescribing appeared to be limited to three primary drug categories: topical pediculicides (lindane shampoo), oral analgesics, and otic analgesics; these comprised 82 percent of all pharmacist-generated prescriptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-935
Number of pages5
JournalDICP, Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Volume24
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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