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According to the World Health Organization definition, pharmacovigilance is the science and activities related to the detection, assessment, understanding, and prevention of adverse reactions or any other drug-related problem. Over the last 40 years, the activity of pharmacovigilance has grown and come to have a large impact, both nationally and internationally, providing data on medication error, adverse drug effects and the rational use of drugs, with implications for patient welfare and safety. Intra hospital Pharmacovigilance Centres can identify medication errors. The duties of pharmacovigilance centres in preventing medication errors include informing health-care professionals about the importance of reporting such errors and creating a culture of patient safety. Pharmacovigilance centres aim to prevent medication errors in collaboration with poison control centers. Such collaboration allows improved detection and improved preventive strategies. In addition, collaboration with regulatory authorities is important in finalizing decisions. This review provides insights on role of Intrahospital Pharmacovigilance and Medication Error.


Medication Error, pharmacovigilance, AMCs, WHO, ADRs, Chart Review, pharmacovigilance centers

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