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Adverse Drug Events in U.S. Hospitals, 2010 Versus 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Adverse drug events are the leading type of nonsurgical adverse event occurring in U.S. hospitals with an estimated 1.6 million events in 2010.  ADEs are increasingly common because of the increased use of prescription drugs.  This report presents characteristics of hospital inpatient stays involving an ADE from 28 states in 2010 and 2014.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality