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Assessment of knowledge, awareness and reporting of pharmacovigilance among the healthcare providers in a tertiary care center

Author : Duarairajan P, Pushpam M, Pavithira S, Patric Joshua P

There is a considerable increase in awareness about the issues related to drug safety among health care providers, healthcare institutions and the public. Our aim of this present study was to assess the knowledge; awareness and reporting of adverse drug reactions among health care professionals. Methodology: A questionnaire model was prepared, focusing on the awareness, knowledge of various adverse drugs reactions and the algorithm of reporting systems of pharmacovigilance programme of India. A total of 76 healthcare professionals were included in this study. The questionnaire was distributed among the Doctors working in various specialties. Completed questionnaire were collected and analysed statistically. Data collected was analysed and was reported as percentage of responders and non-responders. Total responders were 55 and non-responders were 21. The awareness of Pharmacovigilance programme of India in this study was 74% where as 26% were non-responders. This indicates that the knowledge of ADR reporting was not up to the mark which emphasizes urgent need to implement, appropriate strategies to strengthen the awareness of pharmacovigilance practices and the importance of ADR reporting in this hospital.


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