Proposed Article Title
This research was developed in order to identify factors contributing to medication non-adherence in congestive heart failure patients. In a pilot study completed at a community pharmacy in a small midwestern town, pharmacists completed paper surveys regarding their consultations with congestive heart failure patients. Information noted by the pharmacists included patient questions, drug-related problems discovered, patient gender, refill versus new prescription, and patient age. Questions asked most frequently involved cost or financial concerns (15.4% of patients, n = 4) and dosage amount (11.5% of patients, n = 3). All patients obtaining a new prescription had questions as compared to 42.9% of patients (n = 11) refilling a prescription. Future developments may include surveys seeking more descriptive accounts of consultations, researcher interviews with pharmacists, and extension of the study to additional pharmacy sites.
"The Role of Pharmacists in Patient Safety: An Analysis of Patient-Pharmacist Interactions in Community
The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research:
Vol. 3, Article 3.