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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 120-124

The status of Iranian hospital pharmacies according to age-friendly pharmacies criteria

1 Health Human Resources Research Center, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2 School of Management and Medical Informatics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3 School of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
4 Mycology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Ali Tahernezhad
Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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DOI: 10.4103/japtr.JAPTR_118_17

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Due to the increasing elderly population and the subsequent increase in their need for medication and more referrals to the pharmacy, this study was conducted to investigate the Iranian hospital pharmacies in terms of age-friendliness criteria. This was a cross-sectional study conducted in 2017. The study population included 3 metropolitan hospital pharmacies selected through clustered sampling, and all their 67 pharmacies were included by census. Data collection tool was a reliable researcher-made checklist (t = 0.85, α = 0.9) Data analysis was performed using Kruskal–Wallis test and Mann–Whitney test through SPSS version 24. The results in these three cities showed that only two pharmacies were in a high level of age-friendly. The relationship between type of pharmacy and the final score of age-friendly situation in these cities showed no significant relationship. There was no significant relationship among the average of the final score of the age-friendly situation in three studied cities. Due to the increasing elderly population and the aging society, readiness of Iranian hospital pharmacies to provide services to the elderly will be one of the most challenging issues in the long term. With proper legislation and policies on health-care systems, especially pharmacies, physical and psychological problems in elderly can be reduced in the future. Furthermore, with advancing toward age-friendly pharmacies, the community can be empower and become ready encountering elderly problems.

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