Nature, occurrence and consequences of medication-related adverse events during hospitalization: a retrospective chart review in the Netherlands.

@article{Hoonhout2010NatureOA,
  title={Nature, occurrence and consequences of medication-related adverse events during hospitalization: a retrospective chart review in the Netherlands.},
  author={Lilian H. F. Hoonhout and Martine C de Bruijne and Cordula Wagner and Henk Asscheman and Gerrit van der Wal and Maurits van Tulder},
  journal={Drug safety},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 10},
  pages={853-64}
}
BACKGROUND Medication-related adverse events (MRAEs) form a large proportion of all adverse events in hospitalized patients and are associated with considerable preventable harm. Detailed information on harm related to drugs administered during hospitalization is scarce. Knowledge of the nature and preventability of MRAEs is needed to prioritize and improve medication-related patient safety. OBJECTIVE To provide information on the nature, consequences and preventability of MRAEs occurring… CONTINUE READING

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