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FAERS Reporting by Healthcare Providers and Consumers by Year

(As of November 2015) 
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These data describe information about the reporter – the person who submitted the report to FDA, or the person who submitted the report to the manufacturer (who then sent the report to FDA).  Physicians and pharmacists are the healthcare providers (HCP) who submit reports to FDA most frequently. Other Healthcare Providers include nurses, dentists and others. Consumer refers to any reporter who is not documented in the report as a healthcare provider. This figure includes only data where reporter information is known, and some adverse event reports may contain more than one reporter.

This figure illustrates the number of reports in FAERS by type of reporter. [Healthcare Professional (HCP) or consumer] from 2006 through the first quarter of 2015.Corresponding data appear in the accompanying table.

Figure 3. This figure illustrates the number of reports in FAERS by type of reporter. [Healthcare Professional (HCP) or consumer] from 2006 through the first quarter of 2015.

YearConsumersPhysicianPharmacistOther HealthTotal HP *
2006126,918113,11521,47049,653184,238
2007174,026120,70421,31560,187202,206
2008226,277153,64627,02688,242268,914
2009273,051177,91529,210110,769317,894
2010403,850229,39136,447161,195427,033
2011492,078278,19148,273197,556524,020
2012560,722351,40054,317227,170632,887
2013668,375384,58367,906268,437720,926
2014823,813396,41178,634295,462770,507
2015(Q1)304,072133,49329,78393,944257,270

* A single report can have more than one reporter.

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