JUDITH K. JONES, M.D., Ph.D.; RAYMOND L. HERMAN, M.A.
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To the editor: The Active Permanent Workshop of Imputologists (APWI) was established in 1981 as an informal organization of professionals interested in methods to assess causality of suspected adverse drug reactions. The APWI is not interested in promoting any particular approach or method, but in facilitating a better understanding and communication between those interested in developing better and more reliable assessments of suspected adverse drug reaction causality.
We need to gain a better insight into ways the causality or imputability of drugs is established in cases of suspected adverse drug reactions. Physicians using a structured approach (algorithm, decision tables, weighing,
JONES JK, HERMAN RL. Assessing Adverse Drug Experiences. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:160–161. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-1-160_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(1):160-161.
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