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BACKGROUND The IOM report, Preventing Medication Errors, emphasizes the overall lack of knowledge of the incidence of adverse drug events (ADE). Operating rooms, emergency departments and intensive care units are known to have a higher incidence of ADE. Labor and delivery (L&D) is an emergency care unit that could have an increased risk of ADE, where(More)
Objectives: To evaluate the suitability of the ATC/DDD Index (ATC) for analyzing prescription lists in the US. Methods: We mapped RxNorm clinical drugs to ATC through their ingredients and routes of administration. We used this mapping to classify a large set of prescription drugs with ATC and compared the median daily dose prescribed for a given drug to(More)
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