2005 Volume 125 Issue 12 Pages 989-995
Since it is necessary to make more physicians and nurses fully understand the in-hospital pharmacist's work, a questionnaire survey was performed for physicians and nurses on their knowledge of and satisfaction with the work. The survey results were analyzed with multiple regression analysis to reflect the results specifically and objectively in the routine activities of the pharmacy. The results showed that physicians with experience of less than 1 year were not well aware of the pharmacists' work related to clinical trials and therapeutic drug monitoring, and that those with an experience of 1 year or longer were not well aware of the work related to clinical trials. Nurses with an experience of less than 5 years or 5 years or longer were not well aware of the work related to in-hospital pharmaceutical preparations. The pharmacists' work that affected the satisfaction of physicians and nurses include the provision of drug information, checking of prescriptions, guidance of patients on drug compliance, and management of nonprescription and poisonous drugs. The present multiple regression analysis was useful for understanding the current status of in-hospital jobs and objectively distinguishing jobs to be improved from those that might be continued in the present manner. Multiple regression analysis may be a useful analytical tool for improving pharmacists' work.