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Table 4 Type, Acceptance Rate and Clinical Significance of Interventions

From: Evaluation of the implementation of a clinical pharmacy service on an acute internal medicine ward in Italy

Intervention Type n (%) Acceptance Rate (%) Clinical Significance (%)*,1
Full Partial*,2 Rejected Minor Moderate Major Extreme Deleterious
Educate/inform healthcare professional 151 (20.4) 96.0 2.6 1.3 NA NA NA NA NA
Change dose 119 (16.1) 94.1 3.4 2.5 1.0 73.7 24.6 1.0 0
Switch to other drug 109 (14.7) 94.5 3.7 1.8 20.2 64.2 14.7 0 0.9
Discontinue drug 105 (14.2) 89.5 6.7 3.8 16.2 59.5 21.6 2.7 0
Add a new drug 86 (11.6) 93.0 4.7 2.3 25.0 44.0 31.0 0 0
Other*,3 170 (23.0) 91.8 3.5 4.7 4.3 72.0 23.4 0 0
Total 740 (100) 93.2 3.9 2.8 12.6 63.2 23.4 0.7 0.2
  1. NA = not applicable; i.e. clinical significance not assessed by the independent panel as intervention triggered by a healthcare professional other than the pharmacist and/or intervention not leading to change in drug therapy
  2. *,1N = 611 (a total of 611 interventions were assessed for clinical significance by the independent panel; panellists did not assess 129 iinterventions as considered not to impact on clinical care)
  3. *,2Advice accepted but partially acted upon
  4. *,3Most common intervention types were: monitoring of medications, follow up of medications newly started, advice on form and route of administration of medications and dosage calculations