TITLE

Medicare treatment prone to errors

PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Marketing Health Services;Summer2003, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the results of a study sponsored by the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institute on Aging on drug-related injuries of Medicare patients. Statistics on adverse drug events (ADE) are presented. The study found that over half of preventable ADE involved errors made during prescription. More than one-fifth of the preventable drug-related injuries resulted from the failure of patients to follow medication instructions.
ACCESSION #
9937402

 

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