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Table 2 MRP alerts generated and accepted by PREFASEG between January 2016 and December 2018

From: Safer prescription of drugs: impact of the PREFASEG system to aid clinical decision-making in primary care in Catalonia

PREFASEG 2016 2017 2018 Sum 2016–2018
Type of MRP alert Alerts generated Alerts accepted % Accepted alerts Alerts generated Alerts accepted % Accepted alerts Alerts generated Alerts accepted % Accepted alerts Alerts generated Alerts accepted % Accepted alerts
Interactions 439,507 118,485 27 550,692 138,947 25 701,687 166,452 24 1,691,886 423,884 25
Duplicate therapies 426,506 141,371 33 463,418 136,097 29 546,797 148,943 27 1,436,721 426,411 30
Advised due to age (> 75 years) 108,974 32,345 30 144,807 41,740 29 188,139 50,299 27 441,920 124,384 28
AEMPS safety alerts 59,146 18,301 31 86,308 21,958 25 84,158 18,720 22 229,612 58,979 26
Contraindications due to health issues 35,164 13,771 39 67,452 21,330 32 105,749 28,390 27 208,365 63,491 30
Teratogens in pregnancy 11,721 4200 36 10,938 3830 35 11,404 3709 33 34,063 11,739 34
Combinations of anticholinergic drugs 1077 423 39 2619 863 33 3171 877 28 6867 2163 31
Suspicions of hypersensitivity 76,883 28,952 38 84,099 29,759 35 93,852 30,568 33 254,834 89,279 35
Adverse drug reactions 15,397 4884 32 23,712 6927 29 36,489 10,018 27 75,598 21,829 29
Totals 1,174,375 362,732 31 1,434,045 401,451 28 1,771,446 457,976 26 4,379,866 1,222,159 28