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Table 4 Outcome of interventions

From: Pharmaceutical care issues identified by pharmacists in patients with diabetes, hypertension or hyperlipidaemia in primary care settings

Outcome of interventions Frequency (% of subtotal) Frequency (%, n = 702*)
  GP Patient Overall
Change made as per pharmacist recommendation 81 (77.9) 214 (91.5) 295 (42.0)
Change made not as per pharmacist recommendation 1 (1.0) 2 (0.9) 3 (0.4)
No change made, medication not dispensed 1 (1.0) 0 (0) 1 (0.1)
No change made 21 (20.2) 18 (7.7) 39 (5.6)
Subtotal 104 234 338
No change required 11 100 111 (15.7)
Outcome unknown 89 162 251 (36.2)
Total 204 496 700
  1. Note: Four of the PCIs did not mention the action taken by the pharmacist to resolve the issues and hence the total PCIs in Table 4 is only 702*. However, the total number of PCIs which involved the GPs and the patients was only 700 as two of the PCIs which required action by the clinic staff or the caregiver are not shown in Table 4.