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Table 4 Suggested methods of improving ADRs reporting

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

Methods Frequency (n = 98) Percentage (%)
Continuous medical education, training and refresher study 94 95.9
Instituting and encouraging feedback between patients prescribers and dispensers of drugs 69 70.4
Reminders and increased awareness from the ADR Monitoring Committee 67 68.4
Increasing awareness among other professionals that they could report ADRs 62 63.3
Increased collaboration with other healthcare professionals 58 59.2
More publicity about reporting scheme in local journals 56 57.1
Encouragement from the ADR Monitoring Committee and various head of departments 49 50.0
Having an ADR specialist in every department 46 46.9
Encouraging on-line or telephone reporting 45 45.9
Alerting all outpatients to watch out for possible ADR when prescribing new drugs 44 44.4
Remuneration for every reported case of ADR 28 28.6
Spending more time on the wards with patients 26 26.5
Making reporting a professional obligation 25 25.5
Incentives to every outpatient that report ADR 21 21.4
Leaving Yellow Cards on the ward for easy accessibility 6 6.1