2012 年 13 巻 4 号 p. 160-166
Objective: In the management of drug information, pharmacists are required to appropriately transmit information to the corresponding medical staff. However, it is unclear whether the transmitted information is received and utilized effectively. In this study, we assessed the effectiveness of drug safety information transmitted to doctors by pharmacists and investigated the requirements of doctors for the transmitted drug safety information in Okayama University Hospital.
Design and Methods: We performed the assessment via questionnaire from doctors who had been sent drug safety information by electronic mail (e-mail) from January to October 2010. The return rate and responses for the questionnaire were investigated.
Results: For the study time period, 15 cases of e-mail drug safety information transmissions occurred. The questionnaire was sent to 204 doctors, and the recovery rate of the questionnaire was 46.1%. Seventy-six percent of doctors who responded to the questionnaire answered that the e-mail information was useful for the clinical practice. Among the comments, it was noted that an improvement in the content of e-mail information would allow doctors to access the required information more conveniently.
Conclusion: In this study, it was demonstrated that the majority of doctors were satisfied with the transmission of drug safety information using e-mail, although some improvement was needed. Furthermore, it was considered that the feedback assessment and re-construction of information transmittal system were important to improve usability and availability of the drug information service.