Research Article

Comprehensive clinical drug information service: first year's experience.

Br Med J 1977; 1 doi: (Published 08 January 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;1:89
  1. D M Davies,
  2. C H Ashton,
  3. J G Rao,
  4. M D Rawlins,
  5. P A Routledge,
  6. R L Savage,
  7. J W Thompson,
  8. M A Zar


    A comprehensive clinical drug information service, established in the Northern Region in May 1975, is manned by eight doctors--all clinical pharmacologists--and is available 24 hours a day. In the first year of operation 451 inquiries were received, 354 (78-5%) of which were "consultative." Though junior hospital doctors used the service most, almost half of the inquiries about adverse reactions to drugs came from consultants.