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Title: Prevalence and preventability of adverse drug events in a teaching hospital: a cross-sectional study
Authors: Benkirane, R.
Pariente, A.
Achour, S.
Ouammi, L.
Azzouzi, A.
Soulaymani, R.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: We determined the prevalence of adverse drug events [ADEs] in a general teaching hospital in Rabat, Morocco. We performed a 5-day cross-sectional study of hospital departments recruiting inpatients and outpatients. Among the 1390 patients surveyed, 59 [4.2%] experienced at least 1 ADE and for 20 patients [1.4%] the ADE was responsible for hospitalization or prolongation of hospitalization. The ADE was classified as serious in 28 patients. Of the total of 76 ADEs, 10 [13.2%] were categorized as preventable; 6 of these occurred during the treatment monitoring phase. Patients who experienced an ADE were more likely to be women, to be younger [< 30 years] and to be hospitalized in medical departments
Description: 1145-1155
Keywords: Drug Toxicity
Hospitals, Teaching
Cross-Sectional Studies
Age Distribution
Sex Distribution
Subject: Drug Toxicity
ISSN: 1020-3397
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