2016 National Survey of Community-Based Pharmacists: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice
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Title2016 National Survey of Community-Based Pharmacists: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice
Study Global IDhdl:11272/10500
AuthorsCanada Health Infoway; Canadian Pharmacists Association
ProducerCanada Health Infoway (CHI)
Production DateJune, 2017
Funding AgencyCanada Health Infoway
DistributorUniversity of Victoria Libraries
Distribution DateJune, 2017
Deposit DateJune 15, 2017
Version1.0, June, 2017
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Description and Scope

The 2016 National Survey of Community-Based Pharmacists: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice dataset includes the positive impact that the use of digital health is having on Canadian pharmacists’ changing practice needs and on patient safety and the delivery of care. The survey was done by Canada Health Infoway and the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

Description DateJune, 2017
KeywordsHealth (ACV)
Topic ClassificationOpen (Open Access Tag)
Geographic CoverageCanada
Geographic UnitProvinces
Unit of AnalysisIndividuals
UniverseCommunity-based Pharmacists in Canada
Kind of DataSurvey Data
Data Collection / Methodology
Data CollectorACNielsen Company of Canada
Sampling ProcedureTwo waves of data collection were conducted: Wave 1: October 4th - 31st, 2016: Community-based pharmacists were invited to participate through e-mail and online promotional /communication strategies led by CPhA, provincial pharmacy associations, and Infoway. An incentive draw was offered to Wave 1 participants who completed the survey. Nielson engaged a third party to manage the draw. Wave 2: December 2nd – 31st, 2016: Sample sourced and managed by Nielson. The second wave of data collection was conducted to increase robustness of the overall sample. To avoid duplication, the survey invitation instructed those who had already completed the survey to not do so again. All respondents included in the report are pharmacists currently in practice.
Collection ModeOnline survey
WeightingThe final data was weighted by Nielsen to reflect the universe of community-based pharmacists practicing in Canada. Source document: National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) - National Statistics on Pharmacists (as of January 1, 2016).
Response RateA total of 535 community-based pharmacists currently in practice completed the survey (wave 1: 294, Wave 2: 241)
Data Availability
Number of Files 2
Terms of Use
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ContactJennifer Conn
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