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White Paper: Personal Health Records: Definitions, Benefits, and Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Adoption
Recently there has been a remarkable upsurge in activity surrounding the adoption of personal health record (PHR) systems for patients and consumers. Expand
Acute kidney injury, mortality, length of stay, and costs in hospitalized patients.
The marginal effects of acute kidney injury on in-hospital mortality, length of stay (LOS), and costs have not been well described. A consecutive sample of 19,982 adults who were admitted to an urbanExpand
The costs of adverse drug events in hospitalized patients
Objective. —To assess the additional resource utilization associated with an adverse drug event (ADE). Design. —Nested case-control study within a prospective cohort study. Participants. —The cohortExpand
Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting.
CONTEXT Adverse drug events, especially those that may be preventable, are among the most serious concerns about medication use in older persons cared for in the ambulatory clinical setting. Expand
The Incidence and Severity of Adverse Events Affecting Patients after Discharge from the Hospital
Context Research on patient safety has focused on adverse events in hospitalized patients. Adverse events following hospitalization have received little attention. Contribution Among 400 consecutiveExpand
Pharmacist participation on physician rounds and adverse drug events in the intensive care unit.
CONTEXT Pharmacist review of medication orders in the intensive care unit (ICU) has been shown to prevent errors, and pharmacist consultation has reduced drug costs. However, whether pharmacistExpand
Health care-associated infections: a meta-analysis of costs and financial impact on the US health care system.
IMPORTANCE Health care-associated infections (HAIs) account for a large proportion of the harms caused by health care and are associated with high costs. Better evaluation of the costs of theseExpand
Relationship between medication errors and adverse drug events
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of medication errors using a multidisciplinary approach, to classify these errors by type, and to determine how often medication errors are associated withExpand
Medication errors and adverse drug events in pediatric inpatients.
CONTEXT Iatrogenic injuries, including medication errors, are an important problem in all hospitalized populations. However, few epidemiological data are available regarding medication errors in theExpand
The Critical Care Safety Study: The incidence and nature of adverse events and serious medical errors in intensive care*
Objective:Critically ill patients require high-intensity care and may be at especially high risk of iatrogenic injury because they are severely ill. We sought to study the incidence and nature ofExpand