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Table 8 Reasons why physicians and pharmacists did not report adverse events to public health centers

From: Behaviors of consumers, physicians and pharmacists in response to adverse events associated with dietary supplement use

  Physicians Pharmacists  
n % n % P-value
It is difficult to define a cause-and-effect relationship 284 55.1 343 66.6 <0.001
It is not clear which case (severity) needs to be reported 214 41.6 249 48.3 0.033
It is not clear where to report 224 43.5 172 33.4 0.001
Cumbersome procedure to report 61 11.8 51 9.9 0.368
Others 18 3.5 11 2.1 0.258
  1. Physicians (n = 515), Pharmacists (n = 515), P-values were calculated using the χ 2 test