‘Extra work for no compensation’: Drop in GPs reporting drug reactions

More than a quarter of adverse event reports used to come from GPs, but now it is just 4%.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Dr Barbara Mintzes (PhD)
Professor Barbara Mintzes.

GPs’ involvement in reporting adverse drug reactions to the TGA has declined massively over the past 20 years, research shows.

The analysis of TGA reports from 2003 to 2016 found that the proportion coming from GPs went from 28% to just 4%, with hospital and community pharmacists taking over as key sources.