OPEN Research Support

Research Assistant
Alaa Hassan Burghle
Sygehusapotek Fyn, Odense University Hospital

Projekt styring
Projekt status    Sampling ongoing
Data indsamlingsdatoer
Start 01.01.2019  
Slut 31.03.2020  

Re-prescribing in the Danish community pharmacies: exploring scope and practice

Short summary

On July 1st 2019, the re-prescribing scheme became effective, allowing prescribing pharmacists in Danish community pharmacies to carry out re-prescribing for a selected group of medications. The purpose of this project is to explore the scope and practice regarding re-prescribing in Danish community pharmacies, with regard to providing feedback to the community pharmacies, the Danish Health Authority, the re-prescribing course provider, and interest organizations with regards to the status, implementation and development of the re-prescribing scheme. A secondary purpose is to train pharmacy students to participate in a research project.\n


It is important to explore how the practice of the new scheme unfolds in the Danish community pharmacies in order to properly assess the need for training and organizational measures to optimize the scheme. In this study, data on re-prescribing will be collected and includes: the extent of re-prescribing, the timing of re-prescribing, which medications the prescribing pharmacists re-prescribe, how often and to whom. \n

Description of the cohort

Men and women >15 years of age, who requests re-prescribing of a prescription at the community pharmacy, and prescribing pharmacists who carry out these requests.\n

Data and biological material

Questionnaires on the patients' age and gender, requested medication group, time for re-prescribing, reasons for not carrying out the re-prescription of a medication, age, gender and experience of the prescribing pharmacist.\n

Collaborating researchers and departments

Department of Research and Development, Pharmakon

  • Director of department Charlotte Rossing, PhD

Section for Social and Clinical Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen

  • Associate Professor Lotte Stig Nørgaard, PhD

Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark

  • Associate Professor Ulla Hedegaard, PhD