Having read this piece of research, what areas would you like to see investigated as a result in future? What research questions remain unanswered?
“It’s an audit designed to provide baseline info so it’s not really the aim of this to answer questions. I’m not sure where this, in particular, could be extended, but I would think that a regular annual or 6-month repeat of the audit would be helpful to see if there are any changing trends in use.”
“Another method(s) of assessing improvements e.g. qualitative examples and/or reduced hospital re-admissions due to medication errors amongst this patient population.”
“The assessment of benefit is made by the pharmacist which introduces an element of bias. I would like an independent assessment to investigate if this bias affects the results. It is unknown if benefits are long-term, e.g. in reducing readmissions.”
“What types/examples of safety benefits and perceived benefits to the patients were found via accessing the portal? How can access to the clinical portal in community pharmacy improve pharmaceutical care for patients?”