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Other Successful Interventions

  • US: Multidisciplinary ADR committee formed11

    • ADR reporting after simplifying process and implementing ADR newsletter & in-service educational program

    • Pharmacist investigated suspected ADRs

      • Report to forwarded to P & T Committee and clinical departments

  • Australia: Community physicians received regular CE “visits” on therapeutics (NSAIDs)12

    • 70% reduction in GI disorder-related hospital admissions over 5-year period (since “visits” began) in service area without significant change in comparison area hospitalization rates

11Etzel JV, Brocavich JM, Rousseau M. Hosp Pharm 1995;30:1083-1087 12May FW, et al. Med J Aust 1999;170:471-474

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