Perceptions of Doctors to Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting in a Teaching Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria

Kazeem A Oshikoya; Jacob O Awobusuyi


BMC Clin Pharmacol. 2009;9:15 

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There are gaps between knowledge and ADRs reporting among doctors working in a teaching hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. These gaps need to be filled by improved training in pharmacovigilance and risk perceptions of drugs. It may take the doctors some time to fully accept ADR reporting as a role if continuous medical education, reminders and awareness on the Yellow Card reporting scheme are not instituted in the hospital. Attitudinal and cultural changes, whereby ADR reporting is seen as an integral part of the clinical activities of the doctors, are very necessary for a long term improvement of ADR reporting.