Establishment and evaluation of a serum cholesterol monitoring service in a community pharmacy

T. R. Einarson, J Lyle Bootman, W. F. McGhan, L. N. Larson, M. E. Gardner, M. Donohue

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Abstract

A clinical pharmacy service providing blood cholesterol testing and consultation was implemented in a community pharmacy. In this pilot study, 27 patients each paid $10 to have a serum cholesterol determination. All subjects completed a questionnaire to determine attitude toward such a service, intention to use it in the future, and willingness to pay for its use. A posttest patient satisfaction questionnaire was completed after blood-level results were reported and discussed with the patient. All subjects stated that they were strongly in favor of such a service, that they would use it, and that they would pay an average of $11.60 for the test. On the posttest questionnaire, patients expressed strong satisfaction with various aspects of the service, and the amount that they were willing to pay increased significantly to $14.35. It is recommended that community pharmacies implement such patient-oriented services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalDrug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy
Volume22
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Pharmacies
Cholesterol
Serum
Hospital Pharmacy Services
Patient Satisfaction
Referral and Consultation
Surveys and Questionnaires

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

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Einarson, T. R., Bootman, J. L., McGhan, W. F., Larson, L. N., Gardner, M. E., & Donohue, M. (1988). Establishment and evaluation of a serum cholesterol monitoring service in a community pharmacy. Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy, 22(1), 45-48.

Establishment and evaluation of a serum cholesterol monitoring service in a community pharmacy. / Einarson, T. R.; Bootman, J Lyle; McGhan, W. F.; Larson, L. N.; Gardner, M. E.; Donohue, M.

In: Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1988, p. 45-48.

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Einarson, TR, Bootman, JL, McGhan, WF, Larson, LN, Gardner, ME & Donohue, M 1988, 'Establishment and evaluation of a serum cholesterol monitoring service in a community pharmacy', Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 45-48.
Einarson, T. R. ; Bootman, J Lyle ; McGhan, W. F. ; Larson, L. N. ; Gardner, M. E. ; Donohue, M. / Establishment and evaluation of a serum cholesterol monitoring service in a community pharmacy. In: Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy. 1988 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 45-48.
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