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Pharmacovigilance is the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug related problems. Present pilot study deals with the assessment of ADR monitoring and reporting among nurses in a tertiary care hospital. The results reveal that nurses have sufficient knowledge on ADR monitoring and reporting. Regular teaching and training of the nurses on various aspects of adverse event monitoring and reporting may improve further in good clinical practices and adhere good compliances on patient health care.


Pharmacovigilance Knowledge Attitude Practice nurses tertiary care hospital sufficient knowledge

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K.Jeeva Balaji, S.Safna, A.Shama Anjum, M.Suresh, & A.Tamil Selvan. (2021). Comprehensive Study on Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring and Reporting among Nurses in a Tertiary Care Hospital. International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, 7(2), 133-137. Retrieved from


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