Published in Hospital Business Week, April 6th, 2008
Patient injuries resulting from drug therapy are among the most common types of adverse events that occur in hospitals. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, adverse drug events (ADEs) result in more than 770,000 injuries and deaths each year and cost up to $5.6 million per hospital, depending on size. Hospitals can reduce the number of ADE injuries and related costs by taking steps to prevent and detect ADEs.
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