Japan Journal of Medical Informatics
Online ISSN : 2188-8469
Print ISSN : 0289-8055
ISSN-L : 0289-8055
Technical Notes
Development of the Database of Early Symptoms of Adverse Drug Reactions
T MatsudaT MisuM SugaT OkuwakiT NakaiT MiyazakiS SuzukiT TerajimaT SakuradaK AmiokaN SatohS Ueda
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2006 Volume 26 Issue 5 Pages 333-338


 Almost all patients cannot adequately understand instruction given to them if the technical terms about adverse drug reactions are given to them. Also it is very difficult for novice healthcare professionals such as pharmacists to explain the information about adverse drug reactions in a language that is understandable to patients and to estimate the possibility of occurrence of adverse drug reactions based on patient’s complaints.
 Accordingly, we thought that patients could understand adverse drug reactions better if they were explained about them in simple terms of early symptoms of adverse drug reactions, and constructed a database of adverse drug reactions that consisted of the severe adverse drug reactions terms and simple words of early symptoms.

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