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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
Number Percent
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%
Total 452 100%
Missing 27  
Overall total 479  


Table 20. Distribution of Respondents by Hours Worked per Week in the Pharmacy

Hours Worked per Week Pilot Study Respondents
Number Percent
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%
Total 454 100%
Missing 25  
Overall total 479  


Table 21. Distribution of Respondents by Staff Position

Staff Position Pilot Study Respondents
Number Percent
Pharmacist (including pharmacy manager, lead pharmacist, pharmacist-in-charge, staff pharmacist) 141 31%
Pharmacy technician (including lead technician and staff technician) 234 52%
Pharmacy clerk 37 8%
Pharmacy student intern/extern 25 6%
Other position 13 3%
Total 450 100%
Missing 29  
Overall total 479  

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Internet Citation: Characteristics of Pilot Study Respondents. Content last reviewed September 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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