First results from an intensified monitoring system to estimate drug related hospital admissions.

@article{Schneeweiss2001FirstRF,
  title={First results from an intensified monitoring system to estimate drug related hospital admissions.},
  author={Sebastian Schneeweiss and Martin Goettler and J. Hasford and Walter Swoboda and Marion Hippius and A K Hoffmann and A K Riethling and Jutta Krappweis},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={2001},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={196-200}
}
AIMS An intensified monitoring system was set up to identify drug related hospital admissions and estimate population-based incidences for commonly prescribed medications. METHODS Pharmacovigilance-centres systematically screened nonelective admissions to emergency rooms or departments of internal medicine for drug related hospitalizations (DRH). Clinical pharmacologists used standardized causality assessment. Service areas of each acute care hospital were defined by 5 digit postal codes that… CONTINUE READING