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Views of UK community pharmacists on direct patient reporting of ADRs through the Yellow Card Scheme.

Krska, Janet (2013) Views of UK community pharmacists on direct patient reporting of ADRs through the Yellow Card Scheme. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 22 (10). pp. 1130-1133. ISSN 1053-8569. E-ISSN 1099-1557. (doi:10.1002/pds.3306) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:43964)

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Abstract

Purpose

To survey British community pharmacists’ views and practices concerning direct patient reporting of ADRs.

Methods

Cross‐sectional postal survey of community pharmacists in Britain

Results

Of 1096 questionnaires distributed, 297 usable responses were obtained, (27.1%). Respondents’ estimates of the frequency of patients reporting a suspected ADR to them had a median of 1.0 per month. Almost a fifth of respondents (19.6%) do not specifically ask patients about ADRs, and 38.7% do not encourage patients to report.

Only 18.5% displayed a poster promoting the YC Scheme in their pharmacy, but 57.9% claimed to have patient YCs available. A quarter (24.9%) of respondents considered that ADR reporting should be restricted to health professionals and 14.4% considered that patients were not at all capable of identifying ADRs.

Conclusions

The low response rate and overall results suggest that British community pharmacists may lack interest in and do not promote direct patient reporting. Increased awareness of the benefits and mechanisms of patient reporting may be required to ensure that pharmacists can provide the necessary support to facilitate patient reporting.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/pds.3306
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Medway School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Janet Krska
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 18:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43964 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Krska, Janet: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4148-5652
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