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Table 2 Completeness of obligatory items on adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports

From: Educational intervention to improve physician reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in a primary care setting in complementary and alternative medicine

ADR Report Before educational intervention After educational intervention P value
  n % n %  
ADR 116 100 288 100  
Drug      
Name of drug 110 94.8 279 96.9 0.325
Prescribed for 95 81.9 262 91.0 0.010*
Date drug started 99 85.3 280 97.2 < 0.001*
Date drug stopped 72 62.0 245 85.1 < 0.001*
Suspected of causing ADR 97 83.6 274 95.1 < 0.001*
Dosage 77 66.3 268 93.0 < 0.001*
Diagnosis      
Name 112 96.6 279 96.9 0.868
ICD-10 code 111 95.6 279 96.9 0.556
ADR      
Symptom 106 91.4 271 94.1 0.322
Severity according to WHO-ART 109 94.0 273 94.8 0.741
Serious or non-serious according to ICH 40 34.5 170 59.0 < 0.001*
Date ADR started 100 86.2 268 93.1 0.029*
Date ADR stopped 81 69.8 233 80.9 0.016*
Treatment of ADR completed? 96 82.8 268 93.1 0.002*
Causality 94 81.0 271 94.1 < 0.001*
  1. *Significant (chi-square-test)