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M.I. Research to Date | Completed research

(updated Summer 2011)

This index of MI research is updated regularly. The list was compiled by searching Medline, Embase, Pharmline and then the National electronic Library for Medicines from 1980 to Summer 2011. The UKMI Annual Conference Proceedings were also searched by hand.

These papers are all concerned with research. Reviews and discussion papers have been omitted. The papers cited relate to a formal medicines information service for humans in the setting of a healthcare organisation. Research concerned solely with industry-based services is not included.

The citations are categorised under the headings below, which are broadly the same ones used in the Research ideas section. Some papers may appear in more than one section.

If you are aware of any papers that we have missed please e-mail angela.badiani@suht.swest.nhs.uk


Patient care
Effects on patient outcomes
Direct to patient information

Service performance and quality
Quality assurance – general
Quality assurance - enquiry answering
Quality assurance - proactive material
Quality assurance - other
Economic considerations
Workload research – Europe
Workload research – US
Workload research – Australasia
Workload research – other countries
Workload research - international
Patient safety, including adverse drug reaction reporting

Horizon scanning and new products

Support for medicines management decisions
Other supplementary and specialist service functions

Partnerships and users of the service
Libraries
Pharmaceutical industry
Information access and provision by non-information pharmacists
Support to patient information providers
Support to primary care – general
Support to primary care  - doctors
Support to primary care – pharmacists
Support to secondary care – general
Support to secondary care - doctors
Support to secondary care – pharmacists
Support to secondary care - nurses

Information technology
Online medicines information for professionals
Online medicines information for patients
Other information technology in Medicines Information

Personnel and training
Teaching medicines information skills
Training medicines information staff
Skillmix

 


Patient care

Effects on patient outcomes

Bond CA et al.
Clinical pharmacy services, hospital pharmacy staffing, and medication errors in United States hospitals.
Pharmacotherapy 2002;22(2):134-47.

Melnyk PS et al.
Impact of the dial access drug information service on patient outcome. [Canada]
Ann Pharmacother 2000;34(5):585-592.

Bond CA et al.
The association between clinical pharmacy services and mortality rates in United States hospitals. [US]
Pharmacotherapy 1999;19(4):530-531.

Stubbington C et al.
Drug information replies to queries involving adverse events: impact on clinical practice. [UK]
Hospital Pharmacist 1998;5(3):81-84.

Najabat M et al.
Drug information and patient care.
Pharm World Sci 1999; 21: Supp A, A8.

Najabat M et al.
Drug information and patient care – what a difference a month makes.
24th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Bristol, 1998. Proceedings p. 54 [abstract].

McNeece J et al.
Foster quality community prescribing.  The Drug and Therapeutics Information Service: an educational outreach service. [Australia]
Pharmacy in Practice 1995;5:118,120,122.

Baker RP & Gallo GR
Drug information services: how health care professionals use the information provided.
J Clin Hosp Pharm 1984;9(2):133-138.

Cardoni AA & Thompson TJ
Impact of drug information services on patient care
Am J Hosp Pharm 1978;35:1233-1237.

Bertsche T et al.
German national drug information service: user satisfaction and potential positive patient outcomes. [Germany]
Pharm World and Sci 2007;29(3):167-172.

 

Rimmer S et al.
The use of advice provided by a medicines information enquiry answering service and its impact on patient outcome.
Proceedings of the 33rd UKMi Seminar, London, 31 Oct 2007; 18 (Poster 8) 

 

Henderson S et al.
Research into the value of a medicines information service: Part 1 - Where to start?
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 39 (Poster 8)


 

Davis H et al.
Research into the value of a medicines information service: Part 2 - Piloting a questionnaire.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 38 (Poster 7)

 

Bramley D et al.
Does medicines information have an impact on patient care?
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 37 (Poster 6)


Stead G et al.
Does enquiry answering make a difference to patient outcomes?
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 36 (Poster 5)


 

Bramley D et al.
Investigating the impact of medicines information on patient care and patient outcomes: Part 2.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 38 (Poster 9)


 

Bramley D et al.
Investigating the impact of medicines information on patient care and patient outcomes: Part 1.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 37 (Poster 8)


 

Wills S.
Patient impact: analysing growth of the clinical role for medicines information.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 35 (Poster 6)


 

Davis H et al.
Do medicines information services make a difference?
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 34 (Poster 5)


 

Bramley D et al.
Does a medicines information service have a positive impact on patient care?
Pharm J 2009;282 (7538):139-140.


 

Bertsche T.
German national drug information service: User satisfaction and potential positive patient outcomes
Pharm World Sci 2007; 29(3): 167-172.


Direct to patient information

Dix K et al.
Would patients at Hope Hospital find a medicines information (MI)helpline useful?
32nd  UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.
Proceedings p.42 [abstract].

Salek MS et al.
Medicines information helpline for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.
Proceedings p.63 [abstract].

Joseph A et al.
An evaluation of a hospital-based patient medicines information helpline.
Pharm J 2004; 272:126-129.

Radia H et al.
Medicines information enquiries received by the NHS Direct Online enquiry service: what do patients want to know?
Int J Pharm Pract 2004;12 (Suppl):R57.

Martin-Facklin M et al.
Quality of drug information on the World Wide Web and strategies to improve pages with poor information quality. An intervention study on pages about sildenafil.
Br J Clin Pharmacol 2004;5791):80-85.

Scott J et al.
A pharmacist-led information and advice service based within a voluntary sector drugs service.
Int J Pharm Pract 2005;13(1):1-8.

Schaafsma ES et al.
Accessing medication information by ethnic minorities: Barriers and possible solutions.
Pharm World Sci 2003;25(5):185-190.

Holmes ER et al.
Ask the pharmacist: an analysis of online drug information services.
Ann Pharmacother 2005;39(4):662-667.

Assemi M et al.
Assessment of an online consumer "Ask Your Pharmacist" service. [US]
Ann Pharmacother 2002;36(5):787-92.

Teli V
Role of a technician in a medicines help line service.
27th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Westminster, 2001. Proceedings p. 64 [abstract].

Assessment of e-mail inquiries submitted to an online pharmacist through a consumer Web site and interrater reliability of a data collection tool. [US]
Pharmacotherapy 2000;20(10):1238.

Oshiro ML & Castro LLC
Drug information in the lay press in Brazil.  Need for participation of pharmacists and drug information centers
Optimising the Pharmacotherapy Process.  Proceedings of the 25th European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy, Lisbon, Portugal, 9-11 Oct 1996;267-269.

Melnyk PS et al.
Impact of the dial access drug information service on patient outcome. [Canada]
Ann Pharmacother 2000;34(5):585-592.

Medicine information help lines: a survey of hospital pharmacy-based services in the UK and their conformity with guidelines. [UK]
Ann Pharmacother 2000;34(1):106-111.

Green AJ
Development of patient information strategies from experience of a patient helpline at Sunderland Royal Hospital.
25th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Durham, 1999. Proceedings p.83-4.

Muhammad T et al.
A community drug information service
Pharm J 1998;260:278-280.

Nobili A et al.
Doctorline: a private toll-free telephone medical information service. Five years of activity: old problems and new perspectives
Ann Pharmacother 1998;32:120-125.

Grymonpre RE & Steele JW
The medication information line for the elderly: an 8-year cumulative analysis. [Canada]
Ann Pharmacother 1998;32(7-8):743-748.

Askill R et al.
UK Psychiatric Pharmacy Group medication helpline for patients and carers.
24th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Bristol, 1998. Proceedings p. 55-6 [abstract].

Sims SA and Golightly P
Drug information: a medicines helpline. [UK]
Pharm J 1996;256:739.

Sims S & Golightly P
The medicines helpline – providing information to the public.
22nd UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Ulster, 1996. Proceedings p. 65-7 [abstract].

Rattenbury H et al.
A survey of medicines helplines in hospital pharmacy departments in North Thames.
22nd UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Ulster, 1996. Proceedings p.48-9 [abstract].

Bednarczyk EM & Kyllonen ES
Establishment of a drug information service on a public-access computer bulletin board. [US]
Ann Pharmacother 1995;29(12):1224-1227.

Bruce F
Pharmacy helpline - addressing patient information needs. [UK]
Hospital Pharmacist 1995;2(6):135-137.

Williams J
Early experiences with a medicine hotline. [UK]
Pharm J 1994;253:199-201.

Russello CM & Peterson AM
Comparing professional and consumer [ie patient] drug information centers. [US]
Am Pharm 1993;NS33(11):49-52.

Anon.
Dutch helpline a success. [Netherlands]
Pharm J 1992;249:422.

DeSmet PAGM and Hielema AP
Telephonic drug information for the general public. [Netherlands]
Int Pharm J 1991;5:242.

Chaplin S
The possible use of a public drug information service. [UK]
Br J Pharm Pract 1988;10:201.

Grymonpre RE et al.
The Medication Information Line for the Elderly. A consumer/health care professional-oriented drug information service. [Canada]
Can Pharm J 1987;120(5):324-330.

Sigell LT et al.
The role of drug information centers with consumers. [US]
Drug Inform J 1987;21:201-208.

Chaplin S
Implications of the American experience of public drug information for hospital pharmacy. [US/ UK]
Proceedings of the Guild Autumn 1987;24:26-55.

Smith GH & Einarson TR
Survey of consumer users of a statewide drug information service. [US]
Am J Hosp Pharm 1985;42(7):1557-1561.

Chaplin S
Hospital information services - could they - or should they - serve the public?
Br J Pharm Pract 1985;7(3):62,63,66,70.

Bryant SG et al.
Public drug information: a telephone-based model for patient education. [US]
Drug Inform J 1985;19(1):7-12.

Taniguchi RT
Community drug information services by telephone.
Contemp Pharm Pract 1980;3(2):82-84.

Conner CS et al.
Drug information services for consumers and health professionals. [US]
Am J Hosp Pharm 1980;37(9):1215-1219.

Lee B et al.
Pilot project for a statewide consumer drug information service. [US]
Am J Hosp Pharm 1980;37(9):1176.

Montagne M et al.
A statewide decentralized public drug information system. [US]
Am J Hosp Pharm 1980;37(9):1211-1215.

Newby DA et al.
Drug information for consumers: Should it be disease or medication specific? Results of a community survey.
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2001;25(6):564-570.

Dhillon S et al.
What part should pharmacists play in providing medicines-related information?
Pharm J Mar 2001;266:364-366.

Proudlove C & Davis H
Involvement of medicines information pharmacists in the work of the NHS Health Information service.
26th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Wales, 2000. Proceedings p.52-4.

Choi JA et al.
Evaluation of consumer drug information databases. [US]
J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash) 1999;39(5):683-7.

Proudlove C
Review of medicines related enquiries to a health service helpline.
24th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Bristol, 1998. Proceedings p.42-4.

Madigan J et al.
Do inpatients receive enough information about their medicines?
Proceedings of the 33rd UKMi Seminar, London, 31 Oct 2007; 17 (Poster 7)

Proudlove C.
The public, the media and medicines information.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 49 (Poster 18)

Connolly A et al.
Outcomes of information provision to callers to a psychiatric medication helpline.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 41-42 (Poster 12)

Cheeseman M.
Patient Help Lines: what is the current picture in South East England?
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 40 (Poster 11)

Burgess C et al.
Improving access to the Medicines Information Helpline.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 39 (Poster 10)

Turunen JHo et al.
The public's information needs on analgesics: a descriptive study in a drug information centre.
Int J Pharm Pract 2008; 16 (2): 91-97.

Maywald U et al.
First patient-centered drug information service in Germany - a descriptive study.
Ann Pharmacother 2004; 38 (12): 2154-2159.

Ghoshal M, Walji MF
Quality of medication information available on retail pharmacy Web sites.
Research In Social & Administrative Pharmacy 2006;2(4): 479-98.

Marvin V. et al.
Phone calls to a hospital medicines information helpline: Analysis of queries from members of the public and assessment of potential for harm from their medicines
Int J Pharm Pract 2011;19(2):115-122.

Raccah B et al
Drug information service for elderly patients
Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011;89:(S65).

Levy L et al
Drug information service for nonagenarian
Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011;89:(S64).

Markovits N. et al
Drug information service in extreme polypharmacy
Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011;89:(S64).

Goltz L et al
Acceptation of a drug information service - A patient evaluation.
Br J Clin Pharmacol 2009;68:48.

Lim J.M. et al
MotherSafe: review of three years of counselling by an Australian Teratology Information Service
The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Apr 2009;49(2):168-172.

Toralles M.B. et al
Importance of the Teratogen Information Service in Bahia, Brazil, for prevention of congenital malformations: An initial four-year review [Portuguese]
Cadernos de Saude Publica Jan 2009;25(1):105-110.

Schrder J. et al
Drug information service for patients at the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology in Dresden: Incidence and pattern of enquiries
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology 2009;104(6):508.

Goltz L. et al
What do patients want to know about cardiovascular drugs: An evaluation of drug information service data
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology 2009;105:83-84.


Service performance and quality

 

Quality assurance – general

 

Hyvarinen M et al.

Evaluation of the quality of drug information service

Pharm World Sci 2000;22(1):A33.

 

Sklar G

Quality assurance program for a drug information center.

Pharmacotherapy 1999;19(4):507.

 

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia Committee of Speciality

Practice in Drug Information

Guidelines for quality assurance of drug information centres. [Australia]

Australian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 1993;23:422-429.

 

Smith CJ et al.

Quality assurance in drug information services. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1990;47:787-799.

 

Moody ML

Revising a drug information center quality assurance program to conform to Joint

Commission standards [US].

Am J Hosp Pharm 1990;47(4):792-794.

 

Smith CJ & Sylvia RM

External quality assurance committee for drug information services

Am J Hosp Pharm 1990;47(4):787-791.

 

Johnson N & Dupuis LL

A quality assurance audit of a drug information service. [Canada]

Can J Hosp Pharm 1989;42(2):57-61.

 

Repchinsky C et al.

A quality assurance audit for a regional and a hospital drug information service

[Canada].

Can J Hosp Pharm 1988;41(5):267-9.

 

Park BA and Benderev KP

Quality assurance program for a drug information center. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1985;42(10):2180-2184.

 

Thompson DF & Heflin NR

Quality assurance in drug information and poison centres: a review. [US]

Hospital Pharmacy 1985;20(10):758-760.


Quality assurance - enquiry answering

 

Plant A

Peer review of medicines information centres in the London (North Thames) Region – pilot program.

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.61 [abstract].

 

Ranchan A et al.

Audit of Medicines Information (MI) enquiries given by pharmacists to a local MI hospital based centre.

31st UK Medicines Information Conference, Coleraine, 2005.

Proceedings p.50 [abstract].

 

Husain I

Patient safety: Implementing a monthly peer review and service user survey on randomly selected medicines information (MI) enquiries at a local MI centre.

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.32 [abstract]

 

Hocking A

What is the effect of a peer review system on the standard of enquiry answering in Medicines Information?

31st UK Medicines Information Conference, Coleraine, 2005.

Proceedings p.42 [abstract].

 

Schjott J et al.

Quality and impact of problem-oriented drug information: a method to change clinical practice among physicians? [Norway]

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2002;57(12):897-902.

 

Calis KA et al.

Quality of pharmacotherapy consultations provided by drug information centres in the United States. [US]

Pharmacotherapy 2000;20(7):830-836.

 

Quinn J et al.

Development of a questionnaire to measure customer satisfaction with enquiry answering in UK drug information services.

26th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Wales, 2000.

Proceedings p.34 [abstract].

 

Beaird SL et al.

Assessing the accuracy of drug information response from drug information centers. [US]

Annals of Pharmacotherapy 1994;28:707-711.

 

Woodward CT et al.

Assessing the quality of pharmacist answers to telephone drug information questions. [US].

Am J Hosp Pharm 1990;47(4):798-799.

 

Wheeler-Usher DH et al.

Problems encountered in using written criteria to assess drug information responses [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1990;47(4):795-797.

 

Sketris IS et al.

Developing a quality assurance program for drug information requests answered by staff pharmacists

Drug Inform J 1989;23(1):327-334.

 

Policy and procedure manual. Recording of drug information requests

Curr Concepts Hosp Pharm Manage 1989;11(1):17-8.

 

Morrow NC

Problem-oriented drug monographs developed for physicians in Northern Ireland. [UK]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1986;43:360-367.

 

Higgins L et al.

Do enquirers tell us what we need to know? An audit of written pregnancy enquiries.

27th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Westminster, 2001.

Proceedings p.54 [abstract 10].

 

Rutter, J & Rutter, P

User satisfaction with the enquiry answering service of Wessex Regional Medicines Information Service.

30th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Warwick, 2004.

Proceedings p.66 [abstract].

 

Bertsche T et al.
German national drug information service: user satisfaction and potential positive patient outcomes. [Germany]
Pharm World Sci 2007;29(3):167-172.

 

McEntee JE et al.
A survey of UK dental health professionals using a medicines information service: what questions do they ask and do they get useful answers?
Br Dent J 2011; 211 (1): 17-21.

Auckland H et al.
UKMi 24/7: Quality of medicines information enquiries answered out-of-hours.
Proceedings of the 33rd UKMi Seminar, London, 31 Oct 2007; 11 (Poster 1)

Innes A et al.
The Mystery Shopper Project: a useful additional tool for quality assurance of MI services?
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 35 (Poster 4)

 

Cheeseman M.
The mystery shopper approach: does it work in East Anglia?
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 47 (Poster 16)

 

Badiani A et al.
Users and stakeholders of UKMi - what matters to them about the enquiry answering service? Methodology for designing a new survey.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 46 (Poster 15)

 

PIPA Standards Working Party
User survey: survey of NHS medicines information (MI) centres by PIPA.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 32 (Poster 1)

Fathelrahman Al et al.
User satisfaction with services provided by a drug information center in Sudan
Pharm World Sci 2008;30(6):759-763.

 

Raccah B et al
Drug information service for elderly patients
Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011;89(S65).

 

Markovits N. et al
Drug information service in extreme polypharmacy
Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011;89(S64).

 

Goltz L et al
Acceptation of a drug information service - A patient evaluation
Br J Clin Pharmacol 2009;68:48.

 

Venkatraghavan S et al
Performance of a drug information centre in a south Indian teaching hospital
International Journal of PharmTech Research, 2010;2(1):390-403.

 

Hedegaard U., Damkier P.
Problem-oriented drug information: Physicians' expectations and impact on clinical practice
Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2009;65(5):515-522.

 

Bertsche T.
German national drug information service: User satisfaction and potential positive patient outcomes
Pharm World Sci 2007;29(3):167-172.


Quality assurance - proactive material

 

Taylor, M

The development of a support pack for pharmacists writing product assessments for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Drug and Therapeutics Committee.

27th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Westminster, 2001.

Proceedings p. 63 [abstract 19].

 

Fusier I et al.

Drug information: quality assurance management. [France]

Pharm World Sci 2000;22(5-6):A13(179).

 

Prince A et al.

New drug evaluations – results of a GP questionnaire.

25th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Durham, 1999.

Proceedings p.61 [abstract].

 

Davis H

Evaluation of a drug information development [a current awareness bulletin].

24th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Bristol, 1998.

Proceedings p.38-9.

 

Davies H

Evaluation of a drug information service development. [UK]

Medicines Management - The Future for Pharmacy - Guild of Hospital Pharmacists

National Weekend School, Chester, 17-19 Apr 1998;78-79.

 

Chapman V & Golightly P

Provision of new product information to general practitioners.

22nd UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Ulster, 1996.

Proceedings p.68-70.

 

Evens RP et al.

Evaluating performance in writing drug information consultations. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1982;39(5):810-814.

 

Davis H.
Evaluation of a horizon scanning resource.
Proceedings of the 33rd UKMi Seminar, London, 31 Oct 2007; 15 (Poster 5)

Miell M et al.
Medicines Q+As on NeLM: are they useful and accessible to UK medicines information pharmacists?
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 42 (Poster 11)

Banks L.
'NICE Bites' prescribing bulletin.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 58 (Poster 26)

Wills S et al.
The role of an expert user group to evaluate e-learning about injectable medicine compatibility.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 48 (Poster 17)



Quality assurance - other

 

Shannon ME et al.

Evaluation and critical appraisal of a random sample of drug information practice

in United States academic and industry medical information centers. [US]

Drug Inform J 2000;34(4):1133-1138.

 

Jessup L

An audit of four information sources used to answer travel enquiries at a regional

drug information centre.

22nd UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Ulster, 1996.

Proceedings p. [abstract].

 

Restino MS and Knodel LC

Drug information quality assurance program used to appraise students'

performance

Am J Hosp Pharm 1992;49(6):1425-1429.

 

Brodrick A et al.

An evaluation of the release of information on a new drug in a hospital without a

drug information service.

J Clin Hosp Pharm. 1982;7(4):293-7.

 

Uddin S et al.
Information resources for hospital pharmacies: managing the risk.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 43 (Poster 12)


Economic considerations

 

Ansong MA et al.

Fee-for-service drug information centers.

Drug Information Journal 2003;37(2):233-239.

 

McClellan L

An analysis of medicines information (MI) enquiries involving out-of-fridge storage of medicinal products requiring refrigeration.

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.46 [abstract].

 

Hamilton D et al.

Clinical pharmacy workload measurement: pharmacokinetic and drug information services. [Canada]

Can J Hosp Pharm 1990;43:203-210.

 

Hermann FF & Wanke LA

Analysis and control of costs associated with answering drug information requests. [US]

Drug Inform J 1987;21(2):209-216.

 

Kinky DE et al.

Economic impact of a drug information service. [US]

Ann Pharmacother 1999; 33: 11-16.

Schneiweiss F

 

Use and cost analysis of online literature searching in a university based drug

information centre. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1983;40:254-256.

 

Wathen B

Evidence-based practice, the medicines information pharmacist and prescribing at the interface. [UK]

27th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Westminster, 2001.

Proceedings p.29 [abstract].

 

Marrone CM & Heck AM

Impact of a drug information service: practitioner hours saved. [US]

Hospital Pharmacy 2000;35(10):1065-1070.

 

Halliwell T

Valuing the medicines information service for the application of funding from local health groups. [UK]

27th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Westminster, 2001.

Proceedings p. 53 [abstract 9].

 

Nathan JP & Rosenberg JM

A survey of fee-for-service activities of drug information centres. [US]

Hospital Pharmacy 2000;35(8):837-840,896.

 

Forrester LP et al.

Pharmacy management company - negotiated contract for drug information services. [US]

Am J Health-System Pharm 1995;52:1074-1077.

 

Anderson PO

Establishment of a 900 telephone number [ie profit-making] at a university-based drug information service. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1994;51(21):2684-2687.

 

Price KO et al.

Fee-for-service and cost justification activities of pharmacist-manned drug

information centres in the United States. [US]

Drug Inform J 1991;25(1):139-153.

 

Haynes LM et al.

Drug information service for drug product procurement in the Veterans Affairs health-care system: preliminary experience. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1992;49(3):595-598.

 

Taniguchi RT

Drug information/purchasing: a new job model for hospital pharmacy.

Top Hosp Pharm Manage 1985;5(3):55-9.


Workload research – Europe

 

McClellan L

A question of time: When do people contact the Wirral medicines information service?

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.54 [abstract].

 

McClellan L

I’m an MI pharmacist: Get me out of here! – An analysis of non-Medicines Information (MI) related telephone calls taken by MI pharmacists.

31st UK Medicines Information Conference, Coleraine, 2005.

Proceedings p.35 [abstract].

 

Walker A et al.

Complexity indicators for Medicines Information Enquiries.

31st UK Medicines Information Conference, Coleraine, 2005.

Proceedings p.45 [abstract].

 

Rama A et al.

Evaluative analysis of adverse drug reaction requests to a drug information service – SIMed.

Pharm World Sci 2004;26(2):A33-A34.

 

Lafay M et al.

Assessment of a new hospital drug information network.

Pharm World Sci 2004;26(2):A33.

 

Burnham T

Results of an online survey of 75 medicines information users in Aug 2002.

AIOPI News 2003;75:9-10.

 

Scala D et al.

Italian drug information centres: benchmark report. [Italy]

Pharm World Sci 2001;23(6):217-23.

Lassanova M et al.

 

Drug information center. [Slovakia]

Bratisl Lek Listy 2001;102(6):305-6.

 

Troger U & Meyer FP

The regional drug-therapy consultation service centre - a conception that has

been serving patients and physicians alike for 30 years in Magdeburg. [Germany]

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2000;55(10):707-711.

 

Romagnuolo F et al.

An update picture of the drug information centres in Italy. [Italy]

Pharm World Sci 2000;22(1):A38.

 

Weinzierl S et al.

Statistical outcome of a regional drug information service center in a one year

programme.

Pharm World Sci 2000;22(1):A38.

 

Miller B

Features and future of a health authority based drug information service. [UK]

26th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Wales, 2000.

Proceedings p.50-1 [abstract].

 

What do health professionals ask RELIS Vest service and how satisfied are they

with the answers? [Norway]

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2000;120(2):204-207.

 

Bach KF and Arnberg A

Drug information centres in Denmark

Pharm World Sci 1999;21(1A):A20.

Schwarz UI et al.

 

Drug information services: initial experience in Dresden. [Germany]

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1998;54(8):667-668.

 

Mullerova H & Vlcek J

European drug information centres--survey of activities. [Europe]

Pharm World Sci 1998;20(3):131-135.

 

Mullerova H & Vlcek J

Drug information centre--analysis of activities of a regional centre. [Czech

Republic]

Int J Med Inf 1997;45(1-2):53-58.

 

De Marino C et al.

The necessity to create a drug information network in Italy. [Italy]

Future Therapies and Clinical Pharmacy. Proceedings of the 26th European

Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy, Tours, France, 15-17 Oct 1997;465-468.

 

Davis J & Daly MJ

Workload trends in a district drug information centre. [UK]

Pharmacy Management 1997;13(3):37-39.

 

References used in a drug information centre. [Spain]

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1995;49(1-2):87-89.

 

Cotter SM et al.

Survey of clinical pharmacy services in United Kingdom National Health Service hospitals [UK]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1994;51:2676-2684.

 

Maguire ME & D'Arcy PF

Drug information services in four European countries - Czech and Slovak Federative Republic, the former Democratic Republic of Germany, Hungary and

Poland

Int Pharm J 1994;8:71-74.

 

Smith S & Bottle R

Use of drug information sources by drug information pharmacists. [UK]

Pharm J 1994;253:499-501.

 

Rodriguez C et al.

Therapeutic consultation: a necessary adjunct to independent drug information.[Spain].

Br J Clin Pharmacol 1993;35:46-50.

 

Meier C.

The drug information service in the hospital. [Switzerland]

Schweiz Rundsch Med Prax 1993;82(46):1312-1315.

 

van Gruting CWD & de Gier JJ

Medication assistance: the development of drug surveillance and drug information in the Netherlands

Ann Pharmacother 1992;26(7-8):1008-1012.

 

Ohman B et al.

Clinical pharmacology and the provision of drug information. [Sweden]

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1992;42(6):563-567.

 

Maguire ME et al.

Present drug information services in Europe including 'The two pharmacists of

Verona'. [Europe]

Int Pharm J 1990;4:49-54.

 

Anderton D

The impact of a clinical pharmacy diploma course on the workload of a drug

information centre. [UK]

Br J Pharm Pract 1988;10(7):310-16.

 

Spencer MG

Activity analysis in district drug information centres. [UK]

Br J Pharm Pract 1987;9(11):449-452.

 

McNulty H and Smith JC

Developing monitoring methods and planning drug information services. [UK]

Br J Pharm Pract  1987;9(1):6-8,23.

 

Maguire ME et al.

A decade of drug information experience in Northern Ireland. [UK]

Drug Intelligence & Clinical Pharmacy 1985;10 (3):297-302.

 

McNulty H & Anson JW

Investigation of drug information requests in the South Western region. [UK]

Pharm J 1984;232:759-761.

 

Soubrie C & Simon P

Problem-orientated drug information.[France]

Lancet 1984;I:106 (letter).

 

Morrow NC et al.

Drug information inquiries--who asks what and where are the answers? [UK]

J Clin Hosp Pharm 1984;9(4):321-331.

 

O’Hare JD et al.

Analysis of drug information queries received by the pharmacy in a large psychiatric hospital. [UK]

J Clin Hosp Pharm 1984;9(2):139-142.

 

Brandon M.

A study of the enquiry workload in a regional drug information centre. [UK]

J Clin Hosp Pharm 1984;9(2):127-131

 

Baumann D et al.

The quantification of drug information. [Germany]

Pharmazie 1984;39(1):54-58.

 

Alvan G et al.

Problem-orientated drug information: a clinical pharmacological service. [Sweden]

Lancet 1983;II:1410-1412.

 

McNulty H and Anson JW

Information role of hospital pharmacists in the south western region. [UK]

Pharm J 1983;231:575-577.

 

Rasmussen M

Drug information services in Denmark. [Denmark]

Br J Pharm Pract 1981;3:27-29.

 

Reppe LA et al.
Which factors predict the time spent answering queries to a drug information centre?
Pharm World Sci 2010; 32 (6): 799-804.

Amann S et al.
Internet based database for management and documentation of drug information in German hospital pharmacies.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 44 (Poster 13)

Horsley W et al.
Factors that influence the length of time it takes to handle medicines information enquiries.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 41 (Poster 10)

Cheeseman M.
Does documenting when a MI service receives telephone calls help to plan service provision?
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 34 (Poster 3)

Nelson C et al.
Article request - how much time is spent on this activity?
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 44-45 (Poster 14)

 

Rore C.
Just what do medicines information pharmacists do all day?
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 33 (Poster 4)

Bramley D et al.
Description of the medicines information service workload.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 31 (Poster 2)

 

Healey G.
An evaluation of medicines information provision in NHS Forth Valley.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 30 (Poster 1)

Pohjanoksa-Mantyla MK et al.
Utilization of a community pharmacy-operated national drug information call center in Finland.
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2008; 4 (2): 144-152.

 

Lassanova M et al
Drug safety in the database of drug information centre in Bratislava
Rheumatologia 2010;24(3):95-98.

 

Schrder J. et al
Drug information service for patients at the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology in Dresden: Incidence and pattern of enquiries
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology 2009;104(6):508.

 

Goltz L. et al
What do patients want to know about cardiovascular drugs: An evaluation of drug information service data
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology 2009;105:83-84.

 

Lassanova M. et al
Perception of drug risk in the database of Drug Information Centre in Bratislava
Bratislavske lekarske listy, 2007;108(8):348-353.


Workload research – US

 

Ansong MA et al.

Fee-for-service drug information centers.

Drug Inform J 2003;37(2):233-239.

 

Timpe EM & Motl SE

Increased availability of information resources and the effects on the complexity

of drug information requests asked to an academic center.

Pharmacotherapy 2004:24(10);1429.

 

Rosenberg JM et al.

Current status of pharmacist-operated drug information centers in the United

States.

Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2004;61(19):2023-2032.

 

Pradhan SC

The performance of Drug Information Center at the University of Kansas Medical

Center, Kansas City, USA - Experiences and evaluations. [US]

Indian Journal of Pharmacology 2002;34(2):123-129.

 

Schlecht K & Miller DR

Use of the pharmacist as a drug information resource in North Dakota: a 20-year

perspective. [US]

J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash) 2001;41(3):464-7.

 

Powell L & Pepper M

Reviewing the pharmacy department's drug information activities. [US]

Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2000;57(24):2260-1.

 

Hamid MR & Chitwood-Dagner K

The value of drug information services in a health maintenance organization. [US]

Pharmacotherapy 1999;19(4):529

 

Baumgardner KP & Kabat HF

Pharmaceutical service differences between teaching and community hospitals. [US]

Hosp Pharm 1992;27(12):1073-1080.

 

Beaird SL et al.

Current status of drug information centers. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1992;49(1):103-106.

 

Timm DM et al.

King Khalid University Hospital Drug and Poison Information Service. A descriptive report and comparison with the University of Minnesota Drug Information Center. [US]

J Pharm Technol 1991;7(5):179-183.

 

Golightly LK et al.

Documenting the activity and effectiveness of a regional drug information center.

[US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1988;45(2):356-361.

 

Skoutakis VA et al.

Drug Information Center network: need, effectiveness, and cost justification. [US]

Drug Intell Clin Pharm 1987;21(1 Pt 1):49-56.

 

Rosenberg JM et al.

Pharmacist-operated Drug Information Centers in the United States – 1986 [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1987;44:337-344.

 

Joy ME et al.

Use of information sources at a university hospital drug information service. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1986;43(5):1226-1229.

 

Amerson AB

Drug information centers: an overview. [US]

Drug Inform J 1986;20(2):173-178.

 

Fischer JM

Effect of ten specific questions on nationwide drug information center activity.[US]

Drug Inform J 1985;19:75-79.

 

Dombrowski SR & Visconti JA

National audit of drug information centers [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1985;42(4):819-826.

 

Elenbaas JA & Troutman WG

Current status of regional drug information centers in western Missouri [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1984;41(8):1516, 1518.

 

Lyon RA

Use of general (tertiary) reference sources in a university hospital-based drug information service.

Hosp Formul 1984;19(3):210-6, 218.

 

Swain GA et al.

Analysis of drug information questions on a decentralized pharmacy service unit. [US]

Hospital Pharmacy 1983;18:469-472.

 

McDonald JE

Profile of drug information centres in the United States. [US]

Drug Inform J 1982;16:196-198.

 

Scweigert BF et al.

Hospital pharmacists as a source of drug information for physicians and nurses.

Am J Hosp Pharm 1982;39(1):74-7.

 

Cooper CR

Dissemination of drug information from a non-profit community hospital

pharmacy.

Drug Inform J 1982 ;16(4):174-7.

 

Babington MA et al.

Requests for drug information in a university hospital medicine clinic.

Am J Hosp Pharm 1982;39(1):127-8.

 

Conner CS et al.

Drug information services for consumers and health professionals. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1980;37(9):1215-1219.

 

Montagne M et al.

A statewide decentralized public drug information system. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1980;37(9):1211-1215.

 

Ruppelt SC & Vann AR

Marketing a hospital-based drug information center. [US]

Am J Health-System Pharm 2001;58(11):1040.

 

Kelly WN et al.

National survey of ethical issues presented to drug information centers [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1990;47(10):2245-2250.

 

Arnold RM et al.

Ethical issues in a drug information center. [US]

Drug Intelligence & Clinical Pharmacy 1987;21:1008-1011.

 

Oswald S et al.

Impact of a series of drug information interventions on pharmacy staff.

Hospital Pharmacy 2007;42(9):826-831

 

Lauderdale SA et al.
Preparing students for community pharmacy practice during a drug information advanced practice experience.
Am J Pharm Ed 2007;71(2):Article 25

 

Rosenberg JM et al.
Update on the status of 89 drug information centers in the United States.
Am J Health-System Pharm 2009;66(19):1718-1722.

Hedegaard U., Damkier P.
Problem-oriented drug information: Physicians' expectations and impact on clinical practice
Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2009;65(5): 515-522.



Workload research – Australasia

 

McGuire TM et al.

Introducing a national drug information service for community health

professionals in Australia. [Australia]

27th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Westminster, 2001.

Proceedings p.28 [abstract].

 

Gardiner S et al.

Fifteen years of drug information in Christchurch Hospital. [New Zealand]

N Z Med J 2001;114(1139):393-5.

 

Drew AK & O'Reilly BA

A survey of drug information centres in Australia. [Australia]

Australian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 1995;25:433-436.

 

McNeece J

The Drugs and Therapeutics Information Service. [Australia]

Australian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 1994;24:28-31.

 

Hotham NJ

Drugs in pregnancy and lactation: analysis of an information service in South

Australia. [Australia]

Australian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 1990;20:153-159.

 

Atkinson HC & Begg EJ.

The Christchurch Hospital drug information service: organisation and an audit of

the first 300 questions answered. [New Zealand]

N Z Med J 1987;100(830):530-532.

 

Lim J.M. et al
MotherSafe: review of three years of counselling by an Australian Teratology Information Service
Aust NZ J Obs Gynaecol 2009;49(2):168-172.


Workload research – other countries

 

Parthasarathi G et al.

Clinical pharmacy in a South Indian teaching hospital. [India]

Ann Pharmacother 2002;36(5):927-32.

 

Lim LY & Chui WK

Pharmacist-operated drug information centres in Singapore. [Singapore]

J Clin Pharm & Ther 1999;24(1):33.

 

Lustig A

Experience with a recently introduced drug information service in an Israeli

hospital pharmacy. [Israel]

Pharm World Sci 1999;21(1):32-34.

 

Ho SS et al.

Pharmacy-based drug information services in Hong Kong hospitals. [Hong Kong]

Am J Health-Syst Pharm 1998;55(11):1164-1166.

 

Silva CD et al.

Drug information centre: contribution for rational use of drugs. [Brazil]

Cad Saude Publica 1997;13(3):531-535.

 

Joshi MP

University hospital-based drug information service in a developing country.[Nepal]

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1997;53(2):89-94.

 

Tarifi HA et al.

Drug information centers as bases for continuing education programs in Kuwait.[Kuwait]

Drug Intelligence & Clinical Pharmacy 1990;24:769-771.

 

Kasilo OJ & Froese EH

A 10-year review of the Teaching Hospital-Based National Drug and Toxicology Information Service in Zimbabwe. [Zimbabwe]

J Clin Pharm Ther 1989;14(5):355-371.

 

Allison A

A drug information service for a developing country: Zimbabwe. [Zimbabwe]

Pharmacy International 1982;3:180-182.

 

McLean WM & Sopchak A.

Regional drug information in the Ottawa valley. [Canada]

Can Pharm J 1982;115(5):187-9, 192.

 

Kasilo OJ & Nhachi FB

Recommendations for establishing a drug and toxicology information center in a developing country.

Drug Intelligence & Clinical Pharmacy 1991;25:1379-1383.

 

Cavanagh S & Martin L

Medicines Information to the developing world. Whose need is greatest?

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.34 [abstract].

 

Raasch RH.
Analysis of drug information requests
American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 1977; 34 (8): 809-810.


 

Palaian S et al

Contribution of the regional drug information center towards drug safety.
Journal of the Nepal Medical Association 2006;45/161:216-8.

 

Raccah B et al
Drug information service for elderly patients
Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011;89:(S65).

 

Levy L et al
Drug information service for nonagenarian
Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011;89:(S64).

 

Markovits N. et al
Drug information service in extreme polypharmacy
Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011;89:(S64).

 

Venkatraghavan S et al
Performance of a drug information centre in a south Indian teaching hospital
International Journal of PharmTech Research 2010;2/1:390-403.

 

Toralles M.B. et al
Importance of the Teratogen Information Service in Bahia, Brazil, for prevention of congenital malformations: An initial four-year review [Portuguese]
Cadernos de Saude Publica, 2009;25(1):105-110.

 

Jimmy B. et al
Drug interaction related information sought from a hospital based drug information centre
International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine 2007;19(3):127-133.

 

Asiri Y.A. et al
Evaluation of drug and poison information center in Saudi Arabia during the period 2000-2002
Saudi Medical Journal 2007;28(4):617-619.

 

Ball D.E. et al
Drug information in Zimbabwe: 1990-1999
Pharm World Sci 2007;29(3):131-136.


Workload research - international

 

Gallo GR and Wertheimer AI

An international survey of drug information centres.

Drug Information Journal Jan 1985;19:57-61.


Patient safety, including adverse drug reaction reporting

 

Davies DP et al.

Under-reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions in children by hospital doctors to CSM Wales.

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.50 [abstract].

 

Biscoe R et al.

An audit to determine the level of encouragement given by medicines information pharmacists to enquirers of suspected adverse drug reactions to complete a

yellow card report.

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.49 [abstract].

 

Chauhan H & Joseph A

Adverse Drug Reactions: Are they reported?

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.34 [abstract].

 

Michel DJ & Knodel LC

Program co-ordinated by a drug information service to improve adverse drug reaction reporting in a hospital. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1986;43(9):2202-2205.

 

Tacco F et al.

Adverse drug reaction reporting programme in a drug information centre - how to stimulate pharmacovigilance

Advanced Activities in Pharmaceutical Care. Proceedings of the 24th European

Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy, Prague, 10-13 Oct 1995, p.157-158.

 

Prior R et al.
Which factors influence spontaneous reporting of adverse reactions to varenicline in Northern and Yorkshire?
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 56 (Poster 25)

Bastos A et al.
Risk management role of medicines information - development of lepirudin dosage and monitoring guidelines.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 53 (Poster 22)

Brittain H.
What really happens to a Drug Alert following cascade from MI?
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 43 (Poster 13)

 

Vassilev ZP et al.
Evaluation of adverse drug reactions reported to a poison control center between 2000 and 2007.
Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2009;66(5):481-487.

 

Krska J et al.
How do patients identify ADRs? A quantitative analysis in reporters to the Yellow Card Scheme.
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2010; 19 (6): 652

  

Horizon scanning and new products

 

Banks L et al.
Crystal ball gazing - do predictions come true?
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 45 (Poster 14)


 

Support for medicines management decisions

 

Medicines utilisation data: a vital commodity in today's NHS.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 57 (Poster 25)


 


Other supplementary and specialist service functions

 

Wills S

Use of a Delphi technique to identify UKMi research priorities.

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.54 [abstract].

 

Alvey A et al.

New Medicines Profiles – a survey.

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.49 [abstract].

 

Addis A and Bonati M

The potential role of drug information centres evaluating and suggesting RCTs. [Italy]

Clinical Trials and Pharmacoepidemiology. Proceedings of the 23rd

European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy, Agrigento, Italy, 12-15 Oct 1994,

p.143-146

 

Smith K

Are you an expert? The development of the UKMi database of expertise.

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.64 [abstract].

 

Pridgeon E

Information provided by pharmacists contacting NTIS for advice about

drug/chemical exposures in pregnancy.

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.39 [abstract].

 

Ginsburg DB & Van Duyn O

Role of a drug information center in the medical audit process.

Am J Hosp Pharm 1990;47(7):1594-5.

 

Darbyshire P & Green R

Requirements for a district drug information bulletin. [UK]

Br J Pharm Pract 1986;8(6):172-175.

 

Chyka PA et al.

Relationship between a State Medicaid Formulary Committee and a universitybased

drug information center. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1990;47:600-601.

 

Rama R et al.

Information service on medications and pregnancy.

6th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists,

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 21-23 Mar 2001, abstract book, p.24 (abstract).

 

Thomson F

Making information on drug administration via feeding tubes more accessible. [UK]

25th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Durham, 1999.

Proceedings p.64-5 [abstract].

 

Daly MJ et al.

An audit of the specialist file on drug use in liver disease. [UK]

Pharm J 1996;257:774-775.

 

Addis A et al.

Drug use in pregnancy and lactation: The work of a regional drug information center. [Italy]

Ann Pharmacother 1995;29:632-633 (letter).

 

Hotham NJ

Drugs in pregnancy and lactation: analysis of an information service in South Australia. [Australia]

Australian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 1990;20:153-159.

 

Kasilo O et al.

Information on Drug Use in Pregnancy from the Viewpoint Regional Drug Information Centre. [Italy]

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1988;35(5):447-453.

 

Gallo GR & Gentling GA

Substance-abuse questions answered by a drug information service. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1986;43:1759-1760.

 

Grant E & Golightly PW

Providing an information service on drugs and breast milk. [UK]

JRSH 1984;104:99-101.

 

Arulappu RG & Taylor DJ

Obstetric drug information service.

Am J Hosp Pharm 1982;39:1511-1514.

 

Mallett E.
Analysis of paternal exposure enquiries made to the National Teratology Information Service.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 52 (Poster 21)

Bhikha S.
Developing the 'Drug Use in Liver Disease' service.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 51 (Poster 20)

Broad K et al.
Into the future: the UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 50 (Poster 19)

 

Jones H et al.
What is the impact of a Regional Medicines Information Centre on the pharmacy department in its host Trust?
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 32 (Poster 3)

 

Frost Widnes SK et al.
Advice on drug safety in pregnancy: are there differences between commonly used sources of information?
Drug Safety 2008;31(9):799-806.

 

Gendron M-P
Health care providers' requests to teratogen information services on medication use during pregnancy and lactation
Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2009;65(5):523-531.

 

Lim J.M. et al
MotherSafe: review of three years of counselling by an Australian Teratology Information Service
Aust NZ J Obs Gynaecol 2009;49/2:168-172.

 

Toralles M.B. et al
Importance of the Teratogen Information Service in Bahia, Brazil, for prevention of congenital malformations: An initial four-year review [Portuguese]
Cadernos de Saude Publica 2009, 25/1: 105-110.


Partnerships and users of the service

 

Libraries

 

Austen S & Harrison I

A survey of drug information provision by trusts and libraries in the North West.

25th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Durham, 1999.

Proceedings p.42-5.

 

Improving access to computer-based library and drug information services in patient-care areas [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1990;47(1):137-142.

 

Smith JM

Online searching by trained health-care professionals versus searching by librarians

Am J Hosp Pharm 1989;46:1343-1344 (letter).

 

Wanke LA & Hewison NS

Comparative usefulness of MEDLINE searches performed by a drug information pharmacist and by medical librarians

Am J Hosp Pharm 1988;45(12):2507-2510.

 

Kupferberg N & Jones Hartel L

Evaluation of five full-text drug databases by pharmacy students, faculty, and librarians: do the groups agree?

J Med Library Association 2004;92(1):66-71.


Pharmaceutical industry

 

Joshi M

A survey of UKMI by AIOPI personnel – improving the working relationship.

31st UK Medicines Information Conference, Coleraine, 2005.

Proceedings p.25 [abstract].

 

Stroud S et al.

Towards improved industry medical information services: Results of 3rd MI

pharmacists’ survey.

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.33 [abstract].

 

Iijima H et al.

Valuing the drug information provided for generics in setting the price of generic

drugs in Japan.

Drug Inform J 2004;38(3):265-272.

 

A survey by medicines information pharmacists of the medical information

services provided by drug companies

Pharm J 14 Jul 2001;267:66-67.

 

Shannon ME et al.

Evaluation and critical appraisal of a random sample of drug information practice in United States academic and industry medical information centers. [US]

Drug Inform J 2000;34(4):1133-1138.

 

Pollock ML & Fazio A

Medical center clinical rotation for pharmaceutical drug information professionals. [US]

Drug Inform J 2000;34(4):1129-1132.

 

Graham AS et al.

Drug information in industry versus academia: a pharmacy resident's perspective of a sample case. [US]

Drug Inform J 2000;34(4):1121-1127.

 

Gong SD et al.

Drug information pharmacists at health-care facilities, universities, and pharmaceutical companies. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1992;49:1121-1130.

 

Rumore MM & Rosenberg JM

Comparison of drug information practice in hospitals and industry

Drug Inform J 1989;23(1):273-283.

 

Williams K et al.
Improving working relationships: UKMi and industry medical information units.
Proceedings of the 33rd UKMi Seminar, London, 31 Oct 2007; 19 (Poster 9)


Information access and provision by non-information pharmacists

 

Chyka PA

Contracted drug information services: comparison of utilization with local hospital pharmacists. [US]

Hospital Pharmacy 2000;35(12):1304-1307.

 

Elliott DP et al.

Drug information course for pharmacy staff development. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1992;49(12):2935-2938.

 

Dzierba S

Managing clinical pharmacy services by integrating drug information and dispensing. [US]

Top Hosp Pharm Manage 1990;9(4):28-39.

 

Sketris IS et al.

Developing a quality assurance program for drug information requests answered by staff pharmacists.

Drug Inform J 1989;23(1):327-334.

 

Anderton D

The impact of a clinical pharmacy diploma course on the workload of a drug information centre.

Br J Pharm Pract 1988;10(7):310-16.

 

Zehnder S et al.

Needs and use of drug information sources in community pharmacies: A questionnaire-based survey in German-speaking Switzerland.

Pharm World Sci 2004;26(4):197-202.

 

Rutter P.
Medicine-related calls handled by community pharmacists: a preliminary study.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 47 (Poster 16)

 

Brown D et al.
How do community pharmacists answer questions about medicines 24/7?
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 46 (Poster 15)

 

Cheeseman M.
Improving information governance for pharmacists working out of hours: involvement of a MI service.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 33 (Poster 2)

 

Cheeseman M.
The East Anglia Medicines Information out of hours project - results from a pilot study.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 36 (Poster 7)

 

Wong P-SJ et al.
Identification and evaluation of pharmacists' commonly used drug information sources.
Ann Pharmacother 2009;43(2):347-352.

 

Lau F, Yang J, Pereira J, Daeninck P, Aherne M
A survey of PDA use by palliative medicine practitioners.
Journal of Palliative Care, 2006;22(4):267-74.

 

Raal A et al

Determination of drug information needs of health care professionals in Estonia.
Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania), 2006;42(12):1030-4.

 

Iwanowicz SL et al

Obtaining and providing health information in the community pharmacy setting.
Am J Pharm Ed 2006;70(3):57.

 

Adibe M.O.
Assessment of attitude and behaviour of health professionals towards provision of drug information services in Enugu state.
International Journal of Drug Development and Research 2010;2(3):555-564.

 

Hassali M.A et al
Use of drug information resources by the community pharmacist in Penang, Malaysia.
Informatics in primary care, 2010;18(3):213-216.

 

Imaura M et al
The clinical evaluation of drug information provided by the pharmacists in the intensive care unit.
Yakugaku Zasshi  2010;130(10):1361-1368.

 

Winterstein A.G. et al
Evaluation of consumer medication information dispensed in retail pharmacies.
Archives of Internal Medicine  2010;170(15):1317-1324.

 

Jellinek S.P. et al
A survey of drug information references emergency medicine clinicians utilize for prescribing in pregnant patients.
Ann Pharmacother 2010;44(3):456-461.

 

Abou-Auda H.S.
Information-seeking behaviors and attitudes of physicians toward drug information centres in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Medical Journal 2008;29(1):107-115.

 

Udezi W.A. et al
An investigation of drug information needs of Nigerian pharmacists.
Information Journal, 2007;41(4):471-479.

 

Ball D.E., Al-Othman F.
Drug information resources at private community pharmacies in Kuwait
Medical Principles and Practice 2007;16(2):107-109.


Support to patient information providers

 

Russell P

NHSD – examining the change in call referral patterns following implementation of UKMI SLA.

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.51 [abstract].

 

Radia H et al.

Medicines information enquiries received by the NHS Direct Online enquiry service: what do patients want to know?

Int J Pharm Pract Sept 2004;12 (Suppl):R57.

 

Sullivan S

Medicines Information support to NHS Direct East Midlands – the first 18 months.

27th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Westminster, 2001.

Proceedings p.62 [abstract 18].

 

Proudlove C & Davis H

Involvement of medicines information pharmacists in the work of the NHS Health Information service.

26th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Wales, 2000.

Proceedings p.52-4.

 

Proudlove C

Review of medicines related enquiries to a health service helpline.

24th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Bristol, 1998.

Proceedings p.42-4.

 

Muenstedt A et al.
NHS Direct call referrals regarding complementary therapies.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 48 (Poster 17)

Cheeseman M et al.
NHS Direct referred enquiries: is there a training need for UKMi?
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 50 (Poster 19)

Wills S., Campbell F.
Frequently asked questions about medicines - A pilot project for NHS Direct
Pharm J 2007;278(7437):140-141.



Support to primary care – general

 

Murphy J & Randall C

An audit of general dental practitioners’ knowledge and use of resources to answer medicines-related problems.

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.62 [abstract].

 

Scott J et al.

A pharmacist-led information and advice service based within a voluntary sector drugs service.

Int J Pharm Pract 2005;13(1):1-8.

 

Cairns C & Lane V

Drug information services for primary care. [UK]

Pharm J 1999;263:251-255.

 

Drug information services for primary care

Optimising the Pharmacotherapy Process. Proceedings of the 25th European

Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy, Lisbon, Portugal, 9-11 Oct 1996;265-266.

 

Cairns C & Lane V

Drug information services for primary care.

22nd UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Ulster, 1996.

Proceedings p. 84-5 [abstract].

 

Davis H

Role of the primary care drug information pharmacist. [UK]

Medicines Management - The Future for Pharmacy - Guild of Hospital Pharmacists

National Weekend School, Chester, 17-19 Apr 1998;44.

 

Davis H

Drug information services to primary care. [UK]

Hospital Pharmacist 1998;5(10):282-284.

 

Oates C

Providing drug information to primary care.

22nd UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Ulster, 1996.

Proceedings p. 95-6 [abstract].

 

Abou-Auda H.S.
Information-seeking behaviors and attitudes of physicians toward drug information centres in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Medical Journal 2008;29(1):107-115.

 

Adibe M.O.
Assessment of attitude and behaviour of health professionals towards provision of drug information services in Enugu state.
International Journal of Drug Development and Research 2010;2(3):555-564.

 

McEntee JE et al.
A survey of UK dental health professionals using a medicines information service: what questions do they ask and do they get useful answers?
Br Dent J 2011;211(1):17-21.


Support to primary care - doctors

 

Mans A et al.

Drug Management of heart failure: case study of GP prescribing practices.

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.36 [abstract].

 

El-Beik S & Banfield S

Evaluation of a pilot study to provide a medicines information enquiry answering

service based in secondary care to general practitioners.

Int J Pharm Pract 2003;11(Suppl):R33.

 

Rutter J et al.

Primary care practitioners’ uptake of a secondary care-based medicines.

information service in the United Kingdom.

Drug Inform J 2004;38(4):407.

 

Mans A et al.

Prescribing in pregnancy: case study survey of GP prescribing.

27th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Westminster, 2001.

Proceedings p.58 [abstract 14].

 

Alexander K & Austen S

How do general practitioners solve medicines related problems?

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.30 [abstract].

 

Sanders S

Are GPs aware of the medicines information service, and how often do they use it?

27th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Westminster, 2001.

Proceedings p.26 [abstract].

 

Davison J et al.

An assessment of the medicines information needs of primary care professionals.

27th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Westminster, 2001.

Proceedings p.27 [abstract].

 

Filoso I et al.

A pilot study to assess the usefulness of information provided by drug information centres (DIC) to hospital physicians and family doctors.

Pharm World Sci 2000;22(1):A38.

 

Sheehan O et al.

An audit of the Northern Ireland drug information services to general practitioners.

23rd UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Sheffield, 1997.

Proceedings p. 37-40.

 

Clark JC & Gerrett D

General medical practitioners' perceived use of drug information sources with

special reference to drug information centres. [UK]

Int J Pharm Pract 1994;2(4):247-252.

 

Liddell H

General practitioners' awareness and use of drug information sources. [UK]

Pharm J 1990;244:761-763.

 

Proudlove CR et al.

Medical awareness and usage of a regional drug information service. [UK]

Pharm J 1983;230:394-396.

 

Lim J.M. et al
MotherSafe: review of three years of counselling by an Australian Teratology Information Service.
Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 2009;49(2):168-172.

 

Hedegaard U., Damkier P.
Problem-oriented drug information: Physicians' expectations and impact on clinical practice.
Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2009;65(5):515-522.


Support to primary care – pharmacists

 

King T et al.

Knowledge needs of community pharmacists.

31st UK Medicines Information Conference, Coleraine, 2005.

Proceedings p.53 [abstract].

 

Burgess C et al.

Community Pharmacists have a need for better access to medicines information.

Pharmacy in Practice May 2004;14(4):91-94.

 

Renggli V et al.

Drug information service system for community pharmacies

Pharm World Sci 2000;22(1):A38.

 

Pratt M

Primary care pharmacists –the role, information needs and resources utilised in

medicines management.

25th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Durham, 1999.

Proceedings p.37 [abstract].

 

Davis H

Review of drug information enquiries from primary care pharmacists. [UK]

24th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Bristol, 1998.

Proceedings p. 49-50.

 

Davis H

Assessment of the drug information needs of primary care practice pharmacists. [UK]

24th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Bristol, 1998.

Proceedings p.46-8.

 

Fisher SJ et al.

Assessment of the use of a regional drug information service by community pharmacists. [Canada]

Can J Hosp Pharm 1998;51:7-12.

 

Chan TY et al.

The needs and sources of drug information among pharmacists in Hong Kong. [Hong Kong]

J Clin Pharm Ther 1996;21(5):325-330.

 

Spencer MG et al.

Community pharmacists' use of drug information centres. [UK]

Pharm J 1987;239:R14.

 

Mailhot C & Giacona-Dahl NS

Drug information services in Quebec: determination of community and hospital pharmacists' needs. [Canada]

Drug Intell Clin Pharm 1987;21(1 Pt 1):57-63.

 

Spencer MG

Community pharmacist usage of a drug information centre. [UK]

Br J Pharm Pract 1986;8(7):186-188.

 

Mose DH & Morison JL

Drug information service to community pharmacists: a survey of providers. [US]

Drug Inform J 1982;16:122-130.

 

Atkin H et al.

An investigation into Primary Care Trust advisers’ views on the UK Medicines Information (UKMi) Frequently asked questions (FAQs) website

30th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Warwick, 2004.

Proceedings p.70 [abstract].

 

Tan MP et al.
Teratogen information service for pharmacists: a pilot study.
Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology Summer 2011; 18 (2): e377-e389.

Brennan K.
Caught in the web? Helping PCT pharmacy staff use the internet to find information about medicines.
Proceedings of the 33rd UKMi Seminar, London, 31 Oct 2007; 13 (Poster 3)



Support to secondary care – general

 

Varma P & Blackham S

Audit to assess staff use and awareness of medicines information service at Royal

Bolton Hospital.

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.53 [abstract].

 

Marlow G et al.

Looking for dinosaurs in hospitals – out of date drug information near the patient.

25th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Durham, 1999.

Proceedings p.50-1.

 

Young LR et al.

Characteristics of hospitals using a university-based drug information centre.

[US]

Pharmacotherapy 1999;19(4):476.

 

Sumway JM et al.

Analysis of physicians', pharmacists', and nurses' attitudes toward the use of

computers to access drug information.

Methods Inf Med 1990;29(2):99-103.

 

Scweigert BF et al.

Hospital pharmacists as a source of drug information for physicians and nurses.

Am J Hosp Pharm. 1982;39(1):74-7.

 

Arulappu RG, Taylor DJ

Obstetric drug information service. [Australia]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1982;39(9):1511-1514.

 

Thomson F

Making information on drug administration via feeding tubes more accessible.

25th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Durham, 1999.

Proceedings p.64-5 [abstract].

 

Auckland H et al.
UKMi 24/7: Quality of medicines information enquiries answered out-of-hours.
Proceedings of the 33rd UKMi Seminar, London, 31 Oct 2007; 11 (Poster 1)

Keeling S et al.
The injectable medicines guide website
Br J Nurs 2010;19(19):SUPPL.(S25-S28).

Adibe M.O.
Assessment of attitude and behaviour of health professionals towards provision of drug information services in Enugu state
International Journal of Drug Development and Research 2010;2(3):555-564.

 

Abou-Auda H.S.
Information-seeking behaviors and attitudes of physicians toward drug information centres in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Medical Journal 2008;29(1):107-115.


Support to secondary care - doctors

 

Dominguez KD et al.

A survey of the expectations of New Mexico emergency physicians regarding the

services of the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center. [US]

J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 2000;38(3):309-319.

 

Rheney CC et al.

North Carolina physician access to drug information resources. [US]

Drug Inform J 2000;34(1):69-73.

 

Filoso I et al.

A pilot study to assess the usefulness of information provided by drug information

centres (DIC) to hospital physicians and family doctors.

Pharm World Sci 2000;22(1):A38.

 

Blasebalk E & Austen S

An investigation of the information needs of medical staff in an acute teaching trust.

26th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Wales, 2000.

Proceedings p.43-5.

 

Ette EI et al.

Determination of the drug information needs of the medical staff of a Nigerian hospital following implementation of clinical pharmacy services. [Nigeria]

Drug Intell Clin Pharm 1987;21(9):748-751.

 

La Piana LJ

What drug information do doctors seek from hospital pharmacists?

Pharm Times 1986;52(4):74-76.

 

Proudlove CR et al.

Medical awareness and usage of a regional drug information service. [UK]

Pharm J 1983;230:394-396.

 

Emerson A.
UKMi 24/7: What are the medicines information needs of health professionals out-of-hours?
Proceedings of the 33rd UKMi Seminar, London, 31 Oct 2007; 16 (Poster 6)

Hedegaard U., Damkier P.
Problem-oriented drug information: Physicians' expectations and impact on clinical practice.
Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2009;65(5):515-522.



Support to secondary care – pharmacists

 

Mansoor R

Improving the access to medicines information for non-MI pharmacy staff.

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.56 [abstract].

 

Crank MY

Drug information services: Hospital pharmacists’ utilisation and opinion.

J Pharm Pract Research 2005;35(4):284-286.

 

McCullagh L

Rationalisation of enquiries referred from a pharmacy dispensary through to the

drug information centre in a busy teaching hospital.

23rd UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Sheffield, 1997.

Proceedings p.44-6 [abstract].

 

Schlienger RG et al.

Clinical pharmacists' effect on drug information requests

Ann Pharmacother 1996;30:86-87.

 

Chan TY et al.

The needs and sources of drug information among pharmacists in Hong Kong.

[Hong Kong]

J Clin Pharm Ther 1996;21(5):325-330.

 

Mailhot C & Giacona-Dahl NS

Drug information services in Quebec: determination of community and hospital pharmacists' needs. [Canada]

Drug Intell Clin Pharm 1987;21(1 Pt 1):57-63.

 

Guay M et al.

Drug information services provided through a critical care satellite pharmacy [Canada].

Can J Hosp Pharm 1985;38(4):126-129.

 

Kessler JM, Jacknowitz AT

A survey and evaluation of the availability and use of drug information resources of West Virginia hospital pharmacies. [US]

Drug Inf J 1981;15(1):32-37.

 

Meinhold JM et al.

Changes in drug information inquiries following implementation of clinical pharmaceutical services. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1979;36(11):1520-1523.

 

Rutter J & Rutter P

Provision of proactive medicines information: Views of pharmacists

30th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Warwick, 2004.

Proceedings p.67 [abstract].

 

Butler C et al.
Level 1 enquiries - identifying the medicines information training needs of hospital pharmacists.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 54 (Poster 23)

Cheeseman M.
Improving information governance for pharmacists working out of hours: involvement of a MI service.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 33 (Poster 2)

Cheeseman M.
The East Anglia Medicines Information out of hours project - results from a pilot study.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 36 (Poster 7)



Support to secondary care - nurses

 

Kilgour J & Simpson S

Availability and utilisation by nursing staff of information sources at ward level in the Western Infirmary.

25th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Durham, 1999.

Proceedings p.80-2.

 

Wolfgang AP

Hospital nurses' use of and satisfaction with sources of drug-related information. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1989 Oct;46(10):2052-2053.

 

Parker WB & Greco MJ

Computer-generated drug information notices for nurses

Am J Hosp Pharm. 1985;42(5):1113-4.

 

Emerson A.
UKMi 24/7: What are the medicines information needs of health professionals out-of-hours?
Proceedings of the 33rd UKMi Seminar, London, 31 Oct 2007; 16 (Poster 6)


Information technology

 

Online medicines information for professionals

 

Hicks SM & Bawden SB

Evaluation of online medicines information resources.

31st UK Medicines Information Conference, Coleraine, 2005.

Proceedings p.32 [abstract].

 

Burnham T 

Comparison of Pharm-line, Embase and Medline coverage of UK orientated medicines management literature.

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.35 [abstract].

 

Kupferberg N & Jones Hartel L

Evaluation of five full-text drug databases by pharmacy students, faculty, and

librarians: do the groups agree?

J Med Library Association 2004;92(1):66-71.

 

Weaver SJ et al.

Evaluation of online drug references for identifying over-the-counter solid oral

dosage forms.

J Am Pharm Assoc 2004;44(6):694-699.

 

Abuelsoud NN & Alnaim LS

Comparative evaluation of drug information sources

Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal 2005;13(2-3):120-125.

 

Dugas M et al.

Design and implementation of a common drug information database for a

university hospital.

Pharm World Science 2003;25(4):156-161.

 

Holmes ER et al.

Ask the pharmacist: an analysis of online drug information services.

Ann Pharmacother 2005;39(4):662-667.

 

Schneiweiss F

Use and cost analysis of online literature searching in a university based drug

information centre. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1983;40:254-256.

 

Erbele SM et al.

Evaluating internet drug information.

Hospital Pharmacy 2002;37(2):141-145.

 

Assemi M et al.

Assessment of an online consumer "Ask Your Pharmacist" service. [US]

Ann Pharmacother 2002;36(5):787-92.

 

Belgado BS

Drug information centers on the Internet.

J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash) 2001;41(4):631-2.

 

Ticehurst R

Empowerment [via a medicines information website] or D.I.Y. MI? [New Zealand]

27th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Westminster, 2001.

Proceedings p. 65 [abstract 21].

 

Dugas M et al.

An intranet database for a university hospital drug information center.

Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2001;58(9):799-802.

 

Connor C et al.

An examination of online drug information service inquiries and user demographics. [US]

Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association 2001;41(2):305.

 

Porter SE et al.

Assessment of e-mail inquiries submitted to an online pharmacist through a consumer Web site and interrater reliability of a data collection tool. [US]

Pharmacotherapy 2000;20(10):1238.

 

Plory SM and Sailor L

Internet drug information resource: practical approaches to retrieving drug information from the internet. Part 1

Hospital Pharmacy 2000;35(3):310-312.

 

Boyle D et al.

Health professionals’ perception of the internet as a means of accessing drug information.

25th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Durham, 1999.

Proceedings p.59-60.

 

Proudlove C

The Internet as a resource for drug information enquiries. [UK]

Medicines Management - The Future for Pharmacy - Guild of Hospital Pharmacists

National Weekend School, Chester, 17-19 Apr 1998;53.

 

Proudlove C

The internet as a resource for drug information enquiries.

23rd UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Sheffield, 1997.

Proceedings p.57-59.

 

Creazzola S et al.

Research, organisation and planning to set up drug information web pages inside an intranet group: a work experience

Future Therapies and Clinical Pharmacy. Proceedings of the 26th European

Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy, Tours, France, 15-17 Oct 1997;462-464.

 

Boggs KS

Provision of drug information via the internet.

23rd UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Sheffield, 1997.

Proceedings p.60-62.

 

Bednarczyk EM & Kyllonen ES

Establishment of a drug information service on a public-access computer bulletin

board. [US]

Ann Pharmacother 1995;29(12):1224-1227.

 

Horwood J

Development of a database of stability data for fridge products stored outside the

recommended temperatures.

26th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Wales, 2000.

Proceedings p.65-6. [abstract].

 

Schneiweiss F

Use and cost analysis of online literature searching in a university based drug

information centre

Am J Hosp Pharm 1983;40:254-256.

 

Knodel LC, Bierschenk NF

Selective use of online literature searching by a drug information service. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1983;40(2):257-259.

 

Schneiweiss F and Comer JB

Using Medline to answer drug information questions: hospital library or drug information center? [US]

Drug Inform J 1981;15:94-100.

 

Young PI & Donaldson TJD

The influence of information technology on the regional drug and therapeutics centre enquiry answering service. [UK]

24th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Bristol, 1998.

Proceedings p.59 [abstract].

 

Massicotte A

Computer experience in a drug information centre: taking the byte! [Canada]

Can J Hosp Pharm 1992;45(2):69-72.

 

Michel DJ and Knodel LC

Use of bibliographic, abstracting, and computer resources in drug information centers. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1988;45:624-625.

 

Lavsa SM et al.
Reliability of Wikipedia as a medication information source for pharmacy students.
Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2011;3(2):54-158.

Brennan K.
Caught in the web? Helping PCT pharmacy staff use the internet to find information about medicines.
Proceedings of the 33rd UKMi Seminar, London, 31 Oct 2007; 13 (Poster 3)

Miell M et al.
Medicines Q+As on NeLM: are they useful and accessible to UK medicines information pharmacists?
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 42 (Poster 11)

 

Peterson-Clark G et al.
Pharmacists' online information literacy: an assessment of their use of Internet-based medicines information.
Health Information and Libraries Journal 2010;27(3):208-216.

 

Faubert G et al.
A pilot study to compare natural health product–drug interactions in two databases in Canada.
Pharmacy World Sci 2010;32(2):179-186.

Galt KA et al.
Personal digital assistant–based drug information sources: potential to improve medication safety.
J Med Library Ass 2005;93(2):229-236.

 

Pernett JJ et al.
Evaluation of web sites with information about medicines.
Atencion Primaria Jul 2009;41(7):360-366.

Freeman MK et al.
Google Scholar versus PubMed in locating primary literature to answer drug-related questions.
Ann Pharmacother 2009; 43 (3):478-484.

 

Clauson KA et al.
Scope, completeness, and accuracy of drug information in Wikipedia.
Ann Pharmacother 2008;42(12):1814-1821.

 

Law M.R., Mintzes B., Morgan S.G.
The sources and popularity of online drug information: An analysis of top search engine results and web page views.
Ann Pharmacother 2011;45(3):350-356.

 

Mensink N., Paterson G.
The evolution and uptake of a drug information system: The case of a small Canadian province.
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2010;part1:352-355.

 

Brokowski L., Sheehan A.H.
Evaluation of pharmacist use and perception of Wikipedia as a drug information resource.
of Pharmacotherapy 2009;43(11):1912-1913.

 

Clauson K.A. et al
Accuracy and completeness of drug information in Wikipedia.
AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 2008(912).

 

Alnaim L.S., Abuelsoud N.N.
Evaluation of electronic information resources for questions received by a college of pharmacy drug information centre.
Drug Inform J 2007;41/4:441-448.

 

Clauson K.A. et al
Clinical decision support tools: Analysis of online drug information databases.
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007;7:


Online medicines information for patients

 

Martin-Facklin M et al.

Quality of drug information on the World Wide Web and strategies to improve pages with poor information quality. An intervention study on pages about

sildenafil.

Br J Clin Pharmacol 2004;5791):80-85.

 

Assemi M et al.

Assessment of an online consumer "Ask Your Pharmacist" service. [US]

Ann Pharmacother 2002;36(5):787-92.

 

Porter SE et al.

Assessment of e-mail inquiries submitted to an online pharmacist through a consumer Web site and interrater reliability of a data collection tool. [US]

Pharmacotherapy 2000;20(10):1238.

 

Gardner PH et al.
The effect of numeracy on the comprehension of information about medicines in users of a patient information website.
Patient Education and Counseling 2011;83(3):398-403.

Ghoshal M, Walji MF
Quality of medication information available on retail pharmacy Web sites.
Research In Social & Administrative Pharmacy 2006, 2/4: 479-98

Beaton C. et al
Evaluation of the quality and accuracy of information regarding aromatase inhibitors available on the internet
Breast Journal 2008;14(4):366-368.


Other information technology in Medicines Information

 

Noblet S

Pharmaceutical identification – assessment of different resources.

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.55 [abstract].

 

McArtney RJ

A re-evaluation of the Welsh drug information computer network. [UK]

24th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Bristol, 1998.

Proceedings p.32-4.

 

Malone PM et al.

Wide-area network connecting a hospital drug informatics center with a

university. [US]

Am J Health-Syst Pharm 1998;55(11):1146-1150.

 

Burnett KM et al.

The use of barcode technology in a hospital drug information department. [UK]

22nd UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Ulster, 1996.

Proceedings p.58-9 [abstract].

 

Coane S

Drug information pharmacists’ role in computer prescribing. [UK]

25th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Durham, 1999.

Proceedings p.77.

 

Erbele SM et al.

Survey of computerized documentation system use in drug information centers.

Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2001;15;58(8):695-7.

 

Seaboldt JA & Kuiper R

Comparison of information obtained from a Usenet newsgroup and from drug

information centers.

Am J Health-Syst Pharm 1997;54:1732-1735.

 

Parker WB & Greco MJ

Computer-generated drug information notices for nurses

Am J Hosp Pharm 1985;42(5):1113-4.

 

AMA's drug information database: program capabilities and opportunities for

clinical pharmacy [US]

Drug Intell Clin Pharm 1984;18(1):62-64.

 

Rosenberg JM et al.

Comparative content evaluation of the de Haen and Drugdex drug information systems. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm1983;40:1664-1669.

 

Tsourounis C and Schroeder DJ

Implementation of a computerized drug information database.

Am J Health-Syst Pharm 1997;54:1763-1764.

 

Gajewski LK

The development of a computerized LAN-based investigational drug information database. [US]

Hosp Pharm 1995;30(12):1113-1118.

 

Daly MJ

Drug information application of the database program 'Q&A'. [UK]

Pharm J 1989;243:HS16-18.

 

Golightly LK et al.

Documenting the activity and effectiveness of a regional drug information centre. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1988;45:356-361.

 

Hare RJ and Thompson BH

A computerised filing system for drug information. [UK]

Pharm J 1986;236:836-837.

 

Hewetson M

Development of the South Thames drug information database.

25th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Durham, 1999.

Proceedings p.68 [abstract].

 

Meier C et al.

The usefulness of MD Consult when compared to secondary search systems in a drug information center. [US]

J Am Pharm Ass 2001;41(2):306.

 

Belgado BS et al.

Evaluation of electronic drug information resources for answering questions received by decentralized pharmacists.

Am J Health-Syst Pharm 1997;54(22):2592-6.

 

Gora-Harper ML & Smith R

Paperless system of managing drug information requests.

Am J Health-Syst Pharm 1996;53:678,683 (letter).

 

Puc C et al.

Contribution of three videotex databases on hospital pharmacy to a drug information service [France].

Advanced Activities in Pharmaceutical Care. Proceedings of the 24th European

Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy, Prague, 10-13 Oct 1995,p.191-192.

 

Ohman B et al.

Use of Drugline - a question-and-answer database. [Sweden]

Ann Pharmacother 1993;27:278-284.

 

Duffull SB & Begg EJ

Comparative assessment of databases used in a drug information service. [Australia]

Aust J Hosp Pharm 1992;22:364-368.

 

Ohman B et al.

Clinical pharmacology and the provision of drug information [Sweden]

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1992;42(6):563-567.

 

Haramburu F et al.

Manual or computer-based literature searches: is one best for pharmacovigilance? [France]

Drug Intelligence & Clinical Pharmacy 1991;25:214-215 (letter).

 

Mok MP et al.

Drugman--a computerized supplement to a hospital's drug information newsletter [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1985 Jul;42(7):1565-1567.

 

Burnham T

Comparison of Pharm-line, Embase and Medline coverage of UK orientated medicines management literature.

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.35 [abstract].

 

Amann S et al.
Internet based database for management and documentation of drug information in German hospital pharmacies.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 44 (Poster 13)

 

Wisniewski C.S. et al
The implementation of an electronic document management system at a drug information centre.
Journal of Pharmacy Technology 2010;26(2):66-70.

 

Luparello A.C.
Electronic drug information databases: Identifying functional features most important to future health care professionals
Drug Inform J 2009;43(4):523.


Personnel and training

 

Teaching medicines information skills

 

Hudson S et al.

The design and validation of an assessment tool to evaluate medicines information training needs.

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.45 [abstract].

 

Schrimsher RH & Gooch-Wright S

Pharmacy students' attitudes regarding a Web-based guide to drug information.

Drug Inform J 2002;36(1):193-200.

 

Marshall A

Basic grade pharmacists and learning agreements.

26th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Wales, 2000.

Proceedings p.62 [abstract].

 

Restino MS & Knodel LC

Drug information quality assurance program used to appraise students' performance

Am J Hosp Pharm 1992;49(6):1425-1429.

 

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia; Committee of Speciality Practice in Drug Information; Training Course Subcommittee

Development of a national program for training drug information pharmacists. [Australia]

Aust J Hosp Pharm 1991;21:175-179.

 

Martinez D et al.

Objective and subjective evaluations of a TV-program versus small group instruction for the Iowa Drug Information Service. [US]

Am J Pharm Educ 1982;46(1):49-53.

 

Poirier TI, Lech JG

Self-study program on drug information for staff pharmacists. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1982;39(8):1313-1315.

 

Ivey MF & Smith GH.

A 'mini-residency' in drug information for the practicing pharmacist. [US]

Drug Intell Clin Pharm 1979;13(10):603-607.

 

Aslani P

Development and evaluation of a training program to foster the use of written drug information in community pharmacies. Part 1: development

Pharm Ed 2006;6(1):41-52.

 

Timpe EM et al.

Weekly active-learning activities in a drug information and literature evaluation course.

Am J Pharm Ed 2006;70(3);52.

 

Cole SW & Berensen NM

Comparison of drug information practice curriculum components in US colleges of pharmacy.

Am J Pharm Ed 2005;69(2):34.

 

Emerson A

Evaluation of users’ views of the 2003 UKMI Training Workbook.

30th UK Medicines Information Conference, Warwick, 2004.

Proceedings p.45 [abstract].

 

Hogg J & Emerson A

Evaluation of the effectiveness and impact on resources of a pilot training programme in Medicines Information for non-MI pharmacists.

30th UK Medicines Information Conference, Warwick, 2004.

Proceedings p.46 [abstract].

 

Self-assessment tool for drug information advanced pharmacy practice experience.
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education Spring 2007; 71 (1): article 02 (electronic journal)

 

Cattell R et al.
Training tools for developing knowledge and skills in medicines information.
Proceedings of the 32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 14-16 Sep 2006; 41 (Poster 5)

Kennedy F.
Development of a template for answering a liver medicines information query.
Proceedings of the 32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 14-16 Sep 2006; 40 (Poster 4)

Aujla T et al.
UKMi training tools: are they fit for purpose?
Proceedings of the 33rd UKMi Seminar, London, 31 Oct 2007; 12 (Poster 2)

 

Nolan L et al.
One-to-one training for clinical pharmacists: sharpening skills.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 55 (Poster 24)

 

Butler C et al.
Level 1 enquiries - identifying the medicines information training needs of hospital pharmacists.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 54 (Poster 23)

 

Brittain H.
MI Boot Camp: student pharmacy technicians in the medicines information centre.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 53 (Poster 22)

Cheeseman M et al.
NHS Direct referred enquiries: is there a training need for UKMi?
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 50 (Poster 19)

 

Brennan K.
Is training remotely beneficial? Comparing face-to-face and 'remote' delivery of MI training.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 49 (Poster 18)

Wills S et al.
The role of an expert user group to evaluate e-learning about injectable medicine compatibility.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 48 (Poster 17)

 

Peterson-Clark G et al.
Pharmacists' online information literacy: an assessment of their use of Internet-based medicines information.
Health Information and Libraries Journal 2010;27(3):208-216.

 

Garrett S.
Introducing a new method of medicines information training.
Br J Clin Pharm 2010;2(7):218-220.

Abate M.A., Blommel M.L.
Self-assessment tool for drug information advanced pharmacy practice experience
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2007;71(1)


Training medicines information staff

 

Skipp M

Review of pre-registration pharmacy graduate MI training.

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.48 [abstract].

 

Fletcher C et al.

MiCAL – Feedback and development.

28th UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2002.

Proceedings p.47 [abstract].

 

Wilson K & Thomson F

Development of enquiry answering guidelines for drug information staff.

26th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Wales, 2000.

Proceedings p.63-4 [abstract].

 

Quinn J

Description of a sessional working system in a regional drug information unit.

25th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Durham, 1999.

Proceedings p.37 [abstract].

 

Stachnik JM et al.

Self-directed work teams: application to a drug information center. [US]

Ann Pharmacother 1997;31(3):357-362.

 

Beckwith C & Tyler LS

Career expectations of pharmacists with postgraduate training in drug information. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1994;51:1197-1201.

 

Gong SD et al.

Drug information pharmacists at health-care facilities, universities, and pharmaceutical companies. [US]

Am J Hosp Pharm 1992;49:1121-1130.

 

Hamilton D et al.

Clinical pharmacy workload measurement: pharmacokinetic and drug information services.[Canada]

Can J Hosp Pharm 1990;43:203-210.

Lyon RA et al.

 

Drug information roots: the influence of education and training on the philosophy and activities of hospital- and pharmacy school-based drug information services

Drug Intell Clin Pharm 1985;19(5):390-394.

 

Taylor S

Fastest fingers first! An assessment of the computer skills of MI pharmacists in the London (Northwick Park) region.

30th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Warwick, 2004.

Proceedings p.68 [abstract].

 

Cattell R et al.
Training tools for developing knowledge and skills in medicines information.
Proceedings of the 32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 14-16 Sep 2006; 41 (Poster 5)

Kennedy F.
Development of a template for answering a liver medicines information query.
Proceedings of the 32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 14-16 Sep 2006; 40 (Poster 4)

Aujla T et al.
UKMi training tools: are they fit for purpose?
Proceedings of the 33rd UKMi Seminar, London, 31 Oct 2007; 12 (Poster 2)


 

Cheeseman M et al.
NHS Direct referred enquiries: is there a training need for UKMi?
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 50 (Poster 19)

 

Brennan K.
Is training remotely beneficial? Comparing face-to-face and 'remote' delivery of MI training.
Proceedings of the 35th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Edinburgh, 17-18 Sep 2009; 49 (Poster 18)

 

Gettig JP et al.
A survey of current perceptions of drug information practice and training.
Hosp Pharm 2009; 44 (4): 325-331.

 


Skillmix

 

Teli V

Role of a technician in a medicines help line service.

27th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Westminster, 2001.

Proceedings p. 64 [abstract].

 

Mughal S & Sander D

The immediate effect of employing a pharmacy technician in a hospital medicines information service.

26th UK Medicines Information Conference, University of Wales, 2000.

Proceedings p.58 [abstract].

 

West J et al.

Development of an enquiry screening system for Medicines Information technicians.

31st UK Medicines Information Conference, Coleraine, 2005.

Proceedings p.36 [abstract].

 

Drain C & Giles J

Medicines Information – A technician-led service.

31st UK Medicines Information Conference, Coleraine, 2005.

Proceedings p.40 [abstract].

 

Flynn A & O’Hanlon N

The role of the pharmaceutical technician in medicines information.

32nd UK Medicines Information Conference, Chester, 2006.

Proceedings p.37 [abstract].

 

Brittain H.
MI Boot Camp: student pharmacy technicians in the medicines information centre.
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 53 (Poster 22)

 

Lok F et al.
Joint regional MI/specialist clinical pharmacist posts - do they work?
Proceedings of the 34th UKMi Practice Development Seminar, Warwick, 18-19 Sep 2008; 40 (Poster 8)