2014 National Survey of Canadian Community Pharmacists: Use of Digital Health Technologies in Practice
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Title2014 National Survey of Canadian Community Pharmacists: Use of Digital Health Technologies in Practice
Study Global IDhdl:11272/10384
Other IDDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18357/CHI.2014.data02
AuthorsCanada Health Infoway; Canadian Pharmacists Association
ProducerCanada Health Infoway (CHI); Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
Production Date2014
Funding AgencyCanada Health Infoway
DistributorUniversity of Victoria Libraries
Distribution DateAugust, 2016
Deposit DateAugust, 2016
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Description and Scope

This data set explored Canadian community pharmacists' access to and usage of digital health tools. It was a joint collaboration between the Canadian Pharmacists Association and Canada Health Infoway. Harris Decima, a third-party vendor, administered the online survey in collaboration with Infoway and the CPhA.

Description DateAugust, 2016
KeywordsHealth (ACV)
Topic ClassificationOpen (Open Access Tag)
Geographic CoverageCanada
Geographic UnitProvinces
Unit of AnalysisIndividuals
Kind of DataSurvey Data
Data Collection / Methodology
Data CollectorHarris/Decima
Sampling ProcedureAn invitation to participate and link to the online survey was distributed via email by CPhA and 9 provincial pharmacy associations to their respective membership. As this was an open survey, pharmacists were encouraged to distribute the link to their colleagues. Quebec was unable to participate due to survey timing and other jurisdictional priorities; Nunavut, NWT and Yukon did not have adequate responses to be included in this dataset.
Collection ModeOnline survey
WeightingTo achieve a representative sample, the data was weighted to adjust for the national distribution of community pharmacists based on 2012 data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Weighting factors that were applied are well within industry standard limits (under 2.5).
Response RateA total of 447 community pharmacist responded to the survey over a 4 week period (April 15 to May 12, 2014).
Data Availability
Number of Files 1
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