- 医療薬学 (ISSN:1346342X)
- vol.43, no.10, pp.533-551, 2017-10-10 (Released:2018-10-10)
In recent years, multi-occupational collaboration aiming at patient-centered care is required to provide high-quality medical care. However, there are few studies on collaboration between hospitals or clinics and community pharmacies. In this study, we conducted a questionnaire survey to clarify the present conditions and awareness of hospitals or clinics in Gifu City regarding collaboration with community pharmacies. The following activities with community pharmacies were examined in the survey: “I. Participation in regional care meetings,” “II. Case discussion conferences,” “III. Workshops/study conferences,” “IV. Community service,” “V. Sharing information through medical cooperation network,” “VI. Accompanying community pharmacists at home medical care” and future plans for these items. The percentage of non-implementation was 80% or more in Items I, IV and IV in the hospital and 80% or more in items other than III in the clinics. The percentage of respondents who were not planning to implement Item VI was over 70% in the hospital, and the percentage of respondents who were not planning to implement Items I, IV, VI was over 70% in the clinic. In the comparison between the hospital and the clinic, the proportion of current collaboration is significantly higher for II and III in the hospital. For collaboration in the future, the proportion of respondents who were planning to implement these items other than VI was significantly higher in the hospital. Many hospitals and clinics currently do not collaborate with community pharmacies. And more hospitals are considering collaboration with community pharmacies than clinics.