PMID: 973632Oct 1, 1976Paper

A drug experience registry

American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
B H Resman, D C McLeod

Abstract

The Drug Exerience Registry is a system for the recording and filing of drug-related patient events in a readily retrievable form. The purpose of the registry is to accumulate information on adverse drug reactions, unusual therapeutic successes of failures, and other experiences that may be useful for education, research or promotion of rational drug therapy. Data are recorded on case report forms which are categorized by organ-disease system affected, the clinical event and involved drug(s). These are then filed in the clinical event file along with literature synopses that serve as guides in evaluating the incidents and determining proper therapy. A drug file serves as a cross index to the clinical event file and allows one to quickly locate clinical events involving a drug. Both files contain sufficient hospital data to allow later retrieval of additional information if needed.

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