Drug-related emergency department visits and hospital admissions.

  title={Drug-related emergency department visits and hospital admissions.},
  author={B S Prince and Claudia Maria Goetz and Thomas L. Rihn and M Olsky},
  journal={American journal of hospital pharmacy},
  volume={49 7},
The incidence and causes of drug-related hospital admissions and visits to an emergency department were evaluated. A retrospective chart review was conducted to identify drug-related visits and admissions for all patients who visited the emergency department of a 517-bed tertiary-care institution during a four-month period. Drug-related illnesses were classified as adverse drug reaction (ADR), overdose or abuse, noncompliance, drug interaction, or toxicity. Patient data included demographic… CONTINUE READING


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