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Adverse drug events in hospitalized patients. Excess length of stay, extra costs, and attributable mortality.
OBJECTIVE To determine the excess length of stay, extra costs, and mortality attributable to adverse drug events (ADEs) in hospitalized patients. DESIGN Matched case-control study. SETTING TheExpand
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'Global trigger tool' shows that adverse events in hospitals may be ten times greater than previously measured.
Identification and measurement of adverse medical events is central to patient safety, forming a foundation for accountability, prioritizing problems to work on, generating ideas for safer care, andExpand
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A computer-assisted management program for antibiotics and other antiinfective agents.
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Optimal decisions about the use of antibiotics and other antiinfective agents in critically ill patients require access to a large amount of complex information. We haveExpand
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Strategies to Prevent Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
Previously published guidelines are available that provide comprehensive recommendations for detecting and preventing healthcare-associated infections. The intent of this document is to highlightExpand
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Review Paper: Medication-related Clinical Decision Support in Computerized Provider Order Entry Systems: A Review
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We outline the challenges associated with both basic and advanced decision support and discuss how those challenges might be addressed. Expand
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The timing of prophylactic administration of antibiotics and the risk of surgical-wound infection.
BACKGROUND Randomized, controlled trials have shown that prophylactic antibiotics are effective in preventing surgical-wound infections. However, it is uncertain how the timing of antibioticExpand
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Strategies to Prevent Surgical Site Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
Previously published guidelines are available that provide comprehensive recommendations for detecting and preventing healthcare-associated infections. The intent of this document is to highlightExpand
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Computerized surveillance of adverse drug events in hospital patients.
OBJECTIVE To develop a new method to improve the detection and characterization of adverse drug events (ADEs) in hospital patients. DESIGN Prospective study of all patients admitted to our hospitalExpand
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Implementing Antibiotic Practice Guidelines through Computer-Assisted Decision Support: Clinical and Financial Outcomes
Physicians' decisions control between 70% and 80% of all health care dollars spent [1-3], and many strategies to influence or control physician decision making have been advocated. These strategiesExpand
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Methodology and rationale for the measurement of harm with trigger tools
The growing recognition of harm as an unwelcome and frequently unrecognized byproduct of health care has initiated focused efforts to create highly reliable organizations for safe healthcareExpand
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