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Hosp Pharm. 1995 Dec;30(12):1083-7.

Impact of the development of a multidisciplinary adverse drug reaction committee.

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College of Pharmacy, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY 11439, USA.


A multidisciplinary Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) committee consisting of pharmacists, nurses, and physician was formed. The committee developed an ADR Reporting Form and a 24-hour ADR Reporting Hotline to simplify ADR Reporting throughout the hospital. An ADR Newsletter and an extensive inservice education program was also implemented. Suspected ADRs are investigated by a pharmacist and presented to committee. A formal report is then forwarded to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, as well as the clinical departments within the hospital. The establishment of a formalized multidisciplinary ADR committee was successful in generating 2.1 ADR reports per 100 hospital admissions. These ADRs were reported from a variety of healthcare professionals.

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