KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TOWARDS ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS REPORTING
Hager Ali Saleh*, Albert Figueras and Annie Fourrier-Réglat
Background: Medicines related morbidity and mortality is one of the major health problems which is beginning to be recognized by health professionals. The effectiveness of post- marketing surveillance program is directly dependent on the active participation of health professionals. Health professionals are in the best position to report on suspected adverse drug reactions observed in their everyday patient care. Objective: To determine the current status of knowledge, practices, and attitudes towards adverse drug reactions reporting among healthcare professionals. Method: 27 studies which were published from 2010 to 2015 extracted from three databases (Medline, SCOPUS and Science Direct- Elsevier) were reviewed. Results: According to reviewed articles, Healthcare professionals have a poor knowledge and practice towards adverse drug reactions reporting, although their positive attitude. Conclusion: This review enforces the need for appropriate training to increase Healthcare professionalsâ€™ awareness. It provides information about how to improve adverse drug reactions reporting status.
Keywords: Adverse Drug Reactions, pharmacovigilance, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice.
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