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FAERS Reporting by Healthcare Providers and Consumers by Year

 

(As of June 30, 2012)Back to FAERS Statistics Main Page

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) since the year 2003 until the end of the second quarter of 2012. 

Number of reports in FAERS by type of reporter [Healthcare Professional (HCP) or consumer] since the year 2003. Corresponding data appear in the accompanying table.

 


This table represents the number of reports in FAERS by type of reporter (Healthcare Professional [HCP] or consumer) since the year 2003 until the end of the second quarter of 2012.

Year

Consumers

Physician

Pharmacist

Other Health

Total HCP

2003

48,274

79,579

19,366

39,280

 138,225

2004

74,646

 92,707

20,322

45,955

158,984

2005

105,183

 106,151

21,495

43,577

171,223

2006

126,910

113,120

21,469

49,644

184,233

2007

174,014

120,703

21,314

60,191

202,208

2008

226,271

153,652

27,024

88,236

268,912

2009

273,029

177,950

29,214

110,784

317,948

2010

403,800

229,427

36,445

161,228

427,100

2011

492,466

278,376

48,230

197,654

524,260

2012 (Q2)

272,021

161,543

27,395

110,645

299,583