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Table 4 Intervention group: contacts and interventions

From: Pharmacist led homeless outreach engagement and non-medical independent prescribing (Rx) (PHOENIx) intervention for people experiencing homelessness: a non- randomised feasibility study

  Patients n (%) Per patient (n = 12) a
Contact attempts 12 (100) 12.5 (5.5–15.8)
Successful contact attempts 12 (100) 7.5 (3–14.3)
Health check including medication review 12 (100) 2.5 (2–3)
Additional clinical assessment
 Physical health 6 (50) 0.5 (0–1)
 Mental health 4 (30) 0.0 (0–1)
 Addictions 4 (30) 0.0 (0–1)
New diagnosis
 Physical health 6 (50) 0.5 (0–1.8)
 Mental health 4 (30) 0.0 (0–1)
 Addiction 1 (8.3) 0.0 (0–1)
Prescriptions issued
 New 9 (75) 2.0 (0.3–3.8)
 Repeat 11 (91.7) 2.0 (1.3–7.0)
 Immediate treatment 7 (58.3) 0.0 (0–1)
 Supplies b 9 (75) 3 (0.3–3.8)
Direct referral (appointment +/− transport)
 GP 10 (83.3) 1 (1–2)
 Mental health 4 (30) 0 (0–1)
 Addictions 6 (50) 0.5 (0–1.8)
 Complex needs 7 (58.3) 1 (0–1)
 Other e.g. ED 7 (58.3) 1 (0–4.5)
Social visit
 PHOENIx 9 (75) 1.5 (0.3–4.5)
 PHOENIx plus other intervention workers 3 (25) 0 (0–0.8)
 Appointment reminder 6 (50) 0.5 (0–2)
 Benefits / Housing / Advocacy 10 (83.3) 1.5 (1–5)
  1. a Median (IQR) per patient; bMedicines, food, clothes, Gregory Pecks, books etc.