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Table 4 Analysis of WHO Core Outcome Pharmacovigilance Indicators in six tertiary hospitals in South-South zone of Nigeriaa

From: Assessment of the state of pharmacovigilance in the South-South zone of Nigeria using WHO pharmacovigilance indicators

Indicator Item Assessment questions UCTH UUTH UPTH NDUTH DELSUTH UBTH
CO1 Number of signals generated in the last 5 years 0 0 0 0 0 1b
CO2 Number of regulatory notifications issued in the last year 0 0 0 0 0 0
CO3 Number of medicine-related hospital admissions per 1000 admissionsa 1.67 1.65 0.0985 0.3924 No data 0.97
CO4 Number of medicine-related deaths per 1000 persons served by the hospital per year Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data
CO5 Number of medicine-related deaths per 100,000 persons in the population Only applicable at the level of National Pharmacovigilance Centre
CO6 Average cost (US$) of treatment of medicine-related illness Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data
CO7 Average duration (Days) of medicine-related extension of hospital stay Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data 5.86 days
CO8 Average cost (US$) of medicine-related hospitalization. Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data Inadequate data
  1. aCalculated according to data from Table 1, b Frequent micturition following use of amlodipine besylate is being evaluated in the centre
  2. UBTH University of Benin Teaching Hospital Benin-City, Edo State; UCTH University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar Cross-River State, UPTH University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State; UUTH University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Akwa- Ibom State; DELSUTH Delta State University Teaching Hospital Oghara, Delta State; NDUTH Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital Okolobri, Bayelsa State; ADR Adverse Drug Reaction