• Patient Satisfaction with Pharmacist Intervention, Consultation, and Services Provided by Pharmacist for Hormone Replacement Therapy at Don’s Compounding Pharmacy

      Boesen, Kevin; Vasenden, David; Ioffe, Viktoriya; College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona (The University of Arizona., 2007)
      Objectives: To assess the level of women’s satisfaction with pharmacist intervention, consultation, and services provided in HRT in order to analyze, and improve patient care at Don’s Compounding Pharmacy, Reno, NV. Methods: This descriptive study was done by offering to complete the 14-th questions survey to 300 female patients who had completed their HRT consultation at Don’s Compounding pharmacy. The data collection was performed from September, 19 2006 till January, 15 2007. The returned surveys were then organized and analyzed using Microsoft Excel. Results: Of the 300 surveys offered to complete, 40 were filled out (a response rate of 13.3%). 90% of the participants were customers of the pharmacy up to 5 years. 65% of the participants have used HRT for up to 5 years. The Biest in combination with progesterone or alone was the most prescribed medication (27.5% and 20% respectively). The most often prescribed dosage form was the cream (47.5%). 57.5% of participants answered that a pharmacist has spent 0-5 minutes in average per consultation. All sources of information (pharmacist, physician, mass media, and family/friends) were helpful or very helpful; a pharmacist had the first place among all of them. However, the difference in helpfulness was not statistically significant (benefits and adverse event: P=0.26 and 0.42 respectively). The total satisfaction score with pharmacist’s intervention, education and services was 3.4 (agree, very agree). Conclusions: The majority of the patients from this local pharmacy were satisfied with services provided, and the education received. Despite this fact, time to spend with patients and the education regarding adverse drug events should be improved. The overall patient satisfaction was above the average. Future studies may be considered in studying improvement of the pharmacist’s services and interventions.