Table 3

Acceptance rates of physicians towards pharmacist intervention, stratified by reasons for deprescribing

Reasons for deprescribingIntervention accepted, n=392 (%)Intervention rejected, n=111 (%)Acceptance rate (%)p Value
Presence of adverse drug reactions2 (0.5)2 (1.8)50.00.18*
Better alternatives available19 (4.8)4 (3.6)82.60.58†
Unclear indication87 (22.2)33 (29.7)72.50.10†
Overdosage84 (21.4)20 (18.0)80.80.43†
Overduration of treatment179 (45.7)45 (40.5)79.90.34†
Simplification of regimen21 (5.4)7 (6.3)75.00.70†
  • *Fisher’s exact test, α=0.05.

  • †χ2 test, α=0.05.