US Emergency Department Visits Attributed to Medication Harms

JAMA

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What The Study Did: According to data from 60 nationally representative U.S. emergency departments, visits attributed to medication harms (adverse events) in 2017-2019 were frequent, with variation in products, intent of use and by patient age.

Authors: Daniel S. Budnitz, M.D., M.P.H., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, is the  corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jama.2021.13844)

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