Table 1

Questionnaire responses

QuestionResults
What is the main factor when deciding on the patient acuity level (PAL) of a patient?2/28 (7%) used the PAL guidance as the main factor
21/28 (75%) used professional judgement as the main factor
5/28 (18%) used a mixture of professional judgement and the guidance as the main factor.
Confidence when assigning a PAL to a patient.Mean confidence (SD)=81% (20%)
Median confidence=82% (range 0%–100%)
The PAST guidance helps me decide an appropriate PAL for each patient on the ward.4/28 (14%) strongly agree
20/28 (71%) agree
2/28 (7%) neither agree or disagree
2/28 (7%) disagree
0/28 (0%) strongly disagree
My professional judgement is what mainly guides me when allocating a PAL for patient on the ward.14/28 (50%) strongly agree
12/28 (43%) agree
2/28 (7%) neither agree or disagree
0/28 (0%) disagree
0/28 (0%) strongly disagree
When assessing a PAL, I use a mixture of my own professional judgement and the guideline.16/28 (57%) strongly agree
9/28 (32%) agree
0/28 (0%) neither agree or disagree
1/28 (4%) disagree
2/28 (7%) strongly disagree
How useful the pharmaceutical assessment level is as a tool to monitor patients appropriatelyMean confidence (SD)=70% (25%)
Median confidence=79% (range 0%–100%)
To complete the pharmaceutical assessment level accurately, I believe that more training is required.3/28 (11%) strongly agree
6/28 (21%) agree
12/28 (43%) neither agree or disagree
6/28 (21%) disagree
1/28 (4%) strongly disagree
  • PAST, pharmaceutical assessment screening tool.