Drug interactions in at-risk emergency department patients.

@article{Gaddis2002DrugII,
  title={Drug interactions in at-risk emergency department patients.},
  author={Gary M. Gaddis and Todd R Holt and Mark Woods},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 11},
  pages={1162-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Many emergency department (ED) patients are at risk for drug interactions (DIs) because they are elders, and/or they have chronic illnesses requiring treatment with multiple medications. In the ED, medications may be added to complex treatment regimens without the benefit of screening for DIs. Emergency physicians may therefore cause DIs, or miss the opportunity to intervene against a pre-existing DI. Prior studies are contradictory regarding whether DIs are more likely to be due to… CONTINUE READING
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