Adverse drug reactions as cause of admission to hospital: prospective analysis of 18 820 patients.

@article{Pirmohamed2004AdverseDR,
  title={Adverse drug reactions as cause of admission to hospital: prospective analysis of 18 820 patients.},
  author={Munir Pirmohamed and Sally James and Shaun Meakin and Chris Green and Andrew K Scott and Thomas J Walley and Keith Farrar and Brian Kevin Park and Alasdair M. Breckenridge},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2004},
  volume={329 7456},
  pages={
          15-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the current burden of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) through a prospective analysis of all admissions to hospital. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Two large general hospitals in Merseyside, England. PARTICIPANTS 18 820 patients aged > 16 years admitted over six months and assessed for cause of admission. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Prevalence of admissions due to an ADR, length of stay, avoidability, and outcome. RESULTS There were 1225 admissions… CONTINUE READING
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