Vigilance in Pharmacovigilance: Human Factors and Attention

At the 2014 Drug Safety Congress Europe event, Alan Hochberg, F Hoffmann La-Roche AG, gave the presentation “Vigilance in Pharmacovigilance: Human Factors and Attention.”

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  • What is happening?
  • What does this mean?
  • Nature of errors made in case and literature review which may be due to lack of vigilance
  • Can’t we just hire more people and divide up the work?
  • Vigilance decrement
  • Person approach vs. system approach to human error
  • What are the implications for pharmacovigilance?
  • Candidates for optimization of the data quantity/quality tradeoff:
  • Should we try a structured methodology for error analysis?
  • Conclusions

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