Work sampling observations of community pharmacists: A review

Emmerton L, and Jefferson K. (1996) Work sampling observations of community pharmacists: A review. The International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 4 2: 75-78.

Author Emmerton L,
Jefferson K.
Title Work sampling observations of community pharmacists: A review
Journal name The International Journal of Pharmacy Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0961-7671
2042-7174
Publication date 1996-06
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 4
Issue 2
Start page 75
End page 78
Total pages 4
Place of publication West Sussex , United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract Activities undertaken by community pharmacists may be monitored in individual pharmacies to analyse the division of labour before and after changes in work practices, and for general insight into the current roles of pharmacists. Studies based in community pharmacies have used work sampling techniques, with activities recorded by observers at defined intervals. Sampling methods and the selection of observation periods have varied between studies, with activities recorded at one- to- five-minute intervals or at random. Differing classifications of activities also limit the comparison of findings. There exists a need for further research in this area to address sampling issues and limitations imposed by observers in pharmacies and to provide data relevant to present day practice. Self-reporting of activities using electronic bar code readers and reminders may be feasible for data collection from multiple-pharmacist pharmacies or larger samples of pharmacies.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Short survey

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Pharmacy Publications
 
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