6 (42) 58.3 (7) 100 (1) 0 (0) 50 (1) 63.0 (51) www.selleckchem.com/products/iwr-1-endo.html In total, 377 patients were recruited across the three types of health care setting (Table 1). Overall, the follow-up rate at two weeks was 70.0% (264/377); this varied across settings. Common reasons for seeking care in an ED were: convenient location (51.9%); would have had wait longer for a general practitioner (GP) appointment (37.0%); and, illness too serious for GP (30.9%). The most common motivating factors for choosing to visit the GP included: convenient location (69.1%); feeling comfortable discussing their symptom(s) with staff (51.2%); and, knowing the staff (45.7%). Patients presented at all three health
care settings with the four minor ailments. In ED and general practice, musculoskeletal buy PD-0332991 aches and pains were the most prevalent target minor ailment. More patients presenting with URT ailments were recruited for community pharmacies. Motivations
for choice of health care setting were mainly influenced by location and convenience, as well as knowing and feeling comfortable about discussing their symptoms with staff. 1. Bednall R, McRobbie D, Duncan J, Williams D. Identification of patients attending accident and emergency who may be suitable for treatment by a pharmacist. Family Practice 2003; 20: 54–57. 2. Paudyal, V et al. Are pharmacy-based Minor Ailment Schemes a substitute for other service providers? A systematic review. Br J Gen Pract 2013; 63: 359–362. J Inch1, MC Watson1, J Cleland1, S Fielding1, J Burr1, G Barton2, C Bond1, A Blyth2, J Ferguson1, R Holland2, V Maskrey2, V Paudyal1, T Porteous1, T Aprepitant Sach2, D Wright2 1University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK, 2University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK The management of minor ailments is a major component of daily community pharmacy practice.
There is little empirical evidence regarding how these conditions are managed in this setting. This simulated patient (SP) study identified gaps between the performance of pharmacy staff compared with the expectations of a multidisciplinary consensus panel. Whilst the majority of SP visits for the management of minor ailments was associated with positive perceptions of general professionalism and overall satisfaction, gaps in information gathering and advice provision were identified which need to be addressed. This study was part of a 2-year research programme concerning Community Pharmacy Management of Minor Illness (MINA). Minor ailment provision from community pharmacies has become more prevalent over the last decade with the introduction of minor ailment schemes1. This study aimed to explore the management of minor ailments by pharmacists and their staff. This was a prospective, cross-sectional study conducted in xxxx, xxxxx and xxxx, xxxx of xxxxx. Eighteen community pharmacies participated; nine from each location. Consultations for four minor ailments were evaluated: back pain, gastro-intestinal upset (vomiting and diarrhoea), sore throat and eye discomfort.