Staff levels impact medication monitoring

Lack of staff, long customer queues and the type of drug in question can impact pharmacists’ role in medication monitoring, new research suggests.

A survey of 254 US pharmacists questioned them on their likelihood to ask medication monitoring questions when they were completing a prescription refill.  

They found there were three key factors that influenced this: the pharmacists’ own attitude towards medication monitoring, environmental factors such as the busyness of the pharmacy and its staffing levels, and the kind of drug being refilled.