Drugs prescription in children correlates with a high risk of developing unknown or rare adverse drug reactions (ADRs). In the absence of appropriate clinical trials in the paediatric population, the spontaneous reporting of suspected ADRs is an important means to promote reasonable warning signals. In this context, family paediatricians (FPs) play a crucial role although a general poor compliance in their ability of reporting of ADR is widely described. To understand the reasons beyond this situation we performed a survey, the first of its kind in Italy, to evaluate FPs knowledge, feeling and compliance in ADR reporting. A total of 552 FPs evenly distributed throughout the Italian territory provided a feedback to the survey. Knowledge of pharmacovigilance (PV) resulted to be poor, mainly due to the absence of adequate training in academy; despite this, the majority of FPs declared to be interested to PV and aware of its positive impact on their clinical practice. Yet, FPs reported a poor compliance to the reporting of ADRs. A very high variability in
Pharmacovigilance knowledge in family paediatricians. A survey study in Italy / P. Pellegrino, C. Carnovale, D. Cattaneo, V. Perrone, S. Antoniazzi, M. Pozzi, E. Napoleone, M.R. Filograna, E. Clementi, S. Radice. - In: HEALTH POLICY. - ISSN 0168-8510. - 113:1-2(2013 Nov), pp. 216-220.
|Titolo:||Pharmacovigilance knowledge in family paediatricians. A survey study in Italy|
|Parole Chiave:||adverse drug reaction ; paediatrics ; pharmacovigilance ; underreporting|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.08.006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|