Emergency Hospitalizations for Adverse Drug Events

To estimate the frequency and rates of hospitalization after emergency department visits for adverse drug events in older adults between 2007-2009.

Four medications or medication classes were implicated alone or in combination in 67.0% (95% CI, 60.0 to 74.1) of hospitalizations: warfarin (33.3%), insulins (13.9%), oral antiplatelet agents (13.3%), and oral hypoglycemic agents (10.7%).

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