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Best Practice Survey Results

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5. What are barriers to reading bpacnz publications?

5. Do you find any of the following a barrier to reading bpac publications? (tick all that apply)
  Size of publications
  Frequency with which they are received
  Relevance of content
  Tone /language used
  Other (please state):
Table 5: Percentage responses for each question as a proportion of all respondents.
  GP Nurse Pharmacist
Size 10.9% 4.1% 4.7%
13.2% 6.1% 6.1%
5.7% 6.7% 11.7%
Tone 2.0% 1.8% 2.4%
7.3% 4.9% 3.8%

A total of 76% of survey respondents find no barrier in reading bpacnz publications. While 24% indicated that they found one or more of the above factors a barrier.

The size of the publications and the frequency with which they are received were the most common barriers selected.

Of the 99 respondents that selected an “other” barrier, 80 (91%) indicated that this barrier was not having enough time to read the publications. Some noted that this was especially due to the volume of other reading material they also have.

Other barriers included the physical appearance of publications (4), perceived information bias (3), length or information content of individual articles (3), a preference for an electronic copy (2), lack of case studies (1), inaccurate prescribing data (1) and laziness (1). Four respondents indicated that they found barriers to reading bpacnz publications only occasionally.

NB: 28 respondents selected the “other” option but indicated that they had “no barrier” and therefore were not included in these results.

“The only problem is not having time to read everything, this publication comes high up on the list though”

“Why change a winning format”

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