The Republic of Korea
2021 HIRA International Symposium and Training Course
About the Event
The Drug Utilization Review (DUR) is the system that provides real-time drug safety
information to healthcare institutions at the time of prescription and dispensing drugs to support safe drug use for patients.
The DUR system, which has been in operation since 2011, is gradually expanding its function into a service that protects the safety of the people in addition to its original goal of preventing side effects of drugs.
In particular, during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, when a patient visited a healthcare institution through the DUR-ITS (International Traveler Information) system, it greatly contributed to preventing the spread of COVID-19 by providing patient information to healthcare institutions in real time. Information provided by HIRA at reception and consultation stages before prescribing drugs includes overseas travel history of patients and their close contact history with positive cases.
To share the 10-year achievements of the DUR system, including DUR-ITS, with the international community and to explore directions for future development to create a drug safety management environment, HIRA will hold an international symposium on October 26.