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dc.contributor.authorMcRae, David
dc.contributor.authorGould, Abigail
dc.contributor.authorPrice-Davies, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorTagoe, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorJames, Delyth
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-13T15:18:17Z
dc.date.available2021-04-13T15:18:17Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-08
dc.identifier.citationMcRae, D., Gould, A., Price-Davies, R., Tagoe, J., Evans, A. and James, D.H. (2021) 'Public Attitudes towards Medicinal Waste and Medicines Reuse in a ‘Free Prescription’Healthcare System', Pharmacy, 9(2), p.77. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy9020077en_US
dc.identifier.issn2226-4787
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/11352
dc.descriptionArticle published in Pharmacy available open access at https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy9020077en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates public attitudes towards medicinal waste and medicines reuse within a ‘free prescription’ healthcare system. A quantitative online survey was employed in a sample drawn from the population of Wales, where prescription medicines have been ‘free’ since 2007. Qualitative interviews informed the content of the attitude statements with categorical or ordinal response options assigned. The questionnaire was hosted on the HealthWise Wales platform for 1 year from October 2017. Of the 5584 respondents, 67.2% had at least one medicine on repeat prescription. Overall, 89.1% held strong concerns about medicinal waste. High acceptance for the reuse of prescription medicines which have been returned unused by patients to pharmacies was reported for tablets (78.7%) and capsules (75.1%) if the medicine is checked by a pharmacist first (92.4% rated essential). Concerns identified related to tampering of packs (69.2%) and the need for hygienic storage (65.4%). However, those working in healthcare had less concern about the safety of reusing medicines. The level of public acceptance for the reuse of medication was higher than previously reported. This is the largest survey to capture these views to date, which has implications for the future design of medicines reuse schemes.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPharmacy;
dc.titlePublic Attitudes towards Medicinal Waste and Medicines Reuse in a ‘Free Prescription’ Healthcare Systemen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy9020077
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-03-31
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionVoRen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-04-13
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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