Skip to main content


Table 6 Intervention, prescriber acceptance rate, and outcome of intervention for DRPs among geriatric patients admitted from April to July to Medical and Surgical wards of JUMC, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Drug related problems in admitted geriatric patients: the impact of clinical pharmacist interventions

Intervention domain (N = 731)n (%)
 I0: No intervention61 (8.3)
 I1: intervention at prescriber level300 (41.0)
 Intervention proposed and discussed with prescriber248 (82.7)
 Prescriber informed only52 (17.3)
 I2: intervention at patient /care giver level108 (16.1)
 Patient drug counseling84 (77.8)
 Spoken to family /care giver24 (22.2)
 I3: intervention at drug level262 (39.1)
 Drug stopped80 (30.5)
 New drug started80 (30.5)
 Dosage changed40 (15.3)
 Drug changed33 (12.6)
 Instruction for use changed17 (6.5)
 Formulation changed12 (4.6)
 I4: other intervention or activity0
Intervention acceptance domain (N = 300)
 A1: intervention accepted at prescriber level275 (91.7)
 Intervention accepted and fully implemented249 (90.5)
 Intervention accepted but not implemented23 (8.4)
 Intervention accepted, implementation unknown0
 Intervention accepted and partially implemented3 (0.1)
 A2: intervention not accepted25 (8.3)
 Intervention not accepted; no agreement24 (96)
 Intervention not accepted not feasible1 (4)
 A3: other (no intervention on acceptance)0
Problem status domain (N = 380)
 O0: problem status unknown5 (1.3)
 O1: problem totally solved250 (65.8)
 O2: problem partially solved20 (5.3)
 O3: problem not solved105 (27.6)
 Lack of coordination of prescriber56 (53.3)
 No possibility to solve problem47 (44.8)
 Lack of coordination of patient2 (1.9)