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Table. 4.

Table. 4.

Necessity, satisfaction, enablers and barriers of out-of-hours pharmacies from a pharmacist perspective

Number of pharmacist participants N=46 %
degree of necessity very agree 31 67.4
agree 13 28.3
neutral 2 4.3
disagree 0 0.0
very disagree 0 0.0

degree of satisfaction very satisfied 7 15.2
satisfied 22 47.8
neutral 14 30.4
unsatisfied 3 6.5
very unsatisfied 0 0.0

reasons of start OOH pharmacy* a sense of duty as a healthcare professional 29 63.0
recommendation by the local pharmacist federation 23 50.0
business reasons 15 32.6
demand by local residents 14 30.4
requests from the local government 8 17.4
others 5 10.9

have considered to drop OOH pharmacy yes 28 60.9
no 18 39.1

reasons for considerations of closing OOH pharmacy (n=28)** difficulty in private life such as family/relatives 19 67.9
health reasons 13 46.4
difficulty in hiring manpower 13 46.4
safety reasons in night time 8 28.6
business reasons 5 17.9
legal limits in providing medications or services 2 7.1
others 4 14.3

support in need* promotion 32 69.6
supply of pharmacists 19 41.3
improvement of security 15 32.6
provision of information about real-time available medical facilities 15 32.6
reimbursement of free services 13 28.3
easing legal restrictions on prescription-only drugs provided during OOH 13 28.3
easing legal restrictions on services provided during OOH 11 23.9
supply of general assistants 8 17.4
others 7 15.2

OOH=out-of-hours

*Allow multiple choices so the total is greater than 46.

**This is the result of analyzing 28 participants who answered that they have considered closing the OOP business. Allow multiple choices so the total is greater than 28.

Korean J Clin Pharm 2022;32:93-105 https://doi.org/10.24304/kjcp.2022.32.2.93
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