Survey: Attitudes of Military Pharmacists Toward Drug Information Center Support.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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A study was conducted using a mailed questionnaire to determine the attitudes of military pharmacists toward drug information center support. The research involved for study areas including demographic information historical experience concerning use, satisfaction, type of service desired and perceived need for this service sources that were currently utilized to answer drug information questions and hypothesis testing procedures. Results showed that there were significant differences between the three service of a drug information center significantly less than the Air Force and Navy groups. All three service groups utilized the journalstexts category as the source most often utilized while obtaining information to answer drug related questions. The hypotheses testing procedures indicated that bed capacity was the only variable that was related to military pharmacists need for drug information center support. Those pharmacists that practice in clinics no active bed capacity indicated a significantly lesser need for drug information services than those who practice in hospitals active bed capacity. Recommendations for expanded future research in assessing the drug information needs of the military service were made. Author
- Information Science