Medicare treatment prone to errors

June 2003
Marketing Health Services;Summer2003, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p6
Academic Journal
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.


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