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Table 2 Factors that may discourage doctors from reporting adverse drug reaction

From: Perceptions of doctors to adverse drug reaction reporting in a teaching hospital in Lagos, Nigeria

Factora Agree Disagree
Concern that the report may be wrong 47 (47.5%) 52 (52.5%)
Lack of time to fill in a report and a single unreported case may not affect ADR database 37 (37.4%) 62 (62.6%)
Level of clinical knowledge makes it difficult to decide whether or not an ADR has occurred 36 (36.4%) 63 (63.6%)
Lack of time to actively look for an ADR while at work 33 (33.3%) 66 (66.7%)
Don't feel the need to report well recognised actions 27 (27.2%) 72 (72.2%)
The absence of fee for reporting 18 (18.2%) 81 (81.8%)
Concern that a report will generate an extra work 15 (15.2%) 84 (84.8%)
Fear of the negative impact the report may have on the company that produced or marketed the drug 15 (15.2%) 84 (84.8%)
Lack of confidence in discussing the ADR with other colleagues 12 (12.1%) 87 (87.9%)
  1. a Number of doctors responding (n = 99).