Cost evaluation of adverse drug reactions in hospitalized patients in Taiwan: A prospective, descriptive, observational study.

@article{Chan2008CostEO,
  title={Cost evaluation of adverse drug reactions in hospitalized patients in Taiwan: A prospective, descriptive, observational study.},
  author={Agnes L-F Chan and Haw Yu Lee and Chi-Hou Ho and Thau-Ming Cham and Shun Jin Lin},
  journal={Current therapeutic research, clinical and experimental},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={118-29}
}
BACKGROUND Adverse drug reactions (AADRs) are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. In the United States, ADR-related morbidity and mortality costs have been estimated at US $330 billion to US $1130 billion annually. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of ADRs in Taiwan, to identify the drug classes that are most commonly related to ADRs, and to determine the direct medical costs to hospitals associated with prolonged hospitalizations due to ADRs. METHODS In… CONTINUE READING
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