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Int J Electron Healthc. 2011;6(1):34-46.

E-prescribing: attitudes and perceptions of community pharmacists in Puerto Rico.

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  • 1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, 3200 S. University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328, USA.


E-prescribing may help reduce medical errors. Study objectives were to determine use, perceptions, and a model of adoption regarding e-prescribing. A questionnaire was developed and sent to pharmacists in Puerto Rico. Multiple regression analyses were used to test a model of influences on adoption. 438 pharmacists responded. The overall adoption model was significant. Perceived advantages had a positive influence on adoption. Pharmacist groups demonstrating higher adoption included: male > female, chain > independent, younger > older (all p < 0.05). Barriers had a negative influence (p = 0.01). The model employed here can help explain pharmacist adoption and integration of e-prescribing.

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