Clarifying adverse drug events: a clinician's guide to terminology, documentation, and reporting.

@article{Nebeker2004ClarifyingAD,
  title={Clarifying adverse drug events: a clinician's guide to terminology, documentation, and reporting.},
  author={Jonathan R. Nebeker and Paul Barach and Matthew H. Samore},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={140 10},
  pages={795-801}
}
Since the early 1990s, adverse drug events have received significant attention from researchers in quality and patient safety (1). Nationally recognized quality experts have identified adverse drug events as a top safety priority (2) because these events are the most common type of iatrogenic injury (3). Studies have indicated that adverse drug events occur almost daily in medium-sized hospitals and outpatient panels (4-6). However, despite the high morbidity and mortality, physicians often do… CONTINUE READING

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