Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Characteristics of Pilot Study Respondents
Tables 19 to 21 display distributions of the 479 pharmacy respondents by:
- Tenure in the pharmacy.
- Hours worked per week in the pharmacy.
- Staff position.
According to the data on respondent characteristics shown in these tables:
- Sixty-one percent of respondents had worked in their pharmacy at least 3 years.
- Sixty-nine percent of respondents worked in their pharmacy at least 32 hours per week.
- Fifty-two percent of respondents were pharmacy technicians, 31 percent were pharmacists, and 17 percent either were pharmacy clerks or pharmacy students or held another pharmacy position.
Table 19. Distribution of Respondents by Tenure in the Pharmacy
|Tenure||Pilot Study Respondents|
|Less than 6 months||31||7%|
|6 months to less than 1 year||36||8%|
|1 year to less than 3 years||112||25%|
|3 years to less than 6 years||121||27%|
|6 years to less than 12 years||85||19%|
|12 years or more||67||15%|
Table 20. Distribution of Respondents by Hours Worked per Week in the Pharmacy
|Hours Worked per Week||Pilot Study Respondents|
|1 to 16 hours per week||56||12%|
|17 to 31 hours per week||85||19%|
|32 to 40 hours per week||255||56%|
|More than 40 hours per week||58||13%|
Table 21. Distribution of Respondents by Staff Position
|Staff Position||Pilot Study Respondents|
|Pharmacist (including pharmacy manager, lead pharmacist, pharmacist-in-charge, staff pharmacist)||141||31%|
|Pharmacy technician (including lead technician and staff technician)||234||52%|
|Pharmacy student intern/extern||25||6%|