Emergency Hospitalizations for Adverse Drug Events

General EM PGY3 PGY4

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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