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PURPOSE To assess the incidence of and risk factors for adverse drug events in the long-term care setting. METHODS We performed a cohort study of all long-stay residents of two academic long-term care facilities over a period of up to 9 months during 2000 to 2001. We assessed the number of adverse drug events, the severity of events (classified as less(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of computerized provider order entry with clinical decision support for preventing adverse drug events in long-term care. DESIGN Cluster-randomized controlled trial. SETTING Two large long-term care facilities. PATIENTS One thousand one hundred eighteen long-term care residents of 29 resident care units. (More)
OBJECTIVE Computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support has been shown to improve medication safety in adult inpatients, but few data are available regarding its usefulness in the long-term care setting. The objective of this study was to examine opportunities for improving medication safety in that clinical setting by determining the(More)
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