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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Reduction in Adverse Drug Events

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  • Theoretically an integrated eMAR and EHR would help reduce adverse drug events (ADE) and medication errors
  • July 2006 the Institute of Medicine's report on "Preventing Medication Errors" concluded that of the 1.6 million nursing home population in the U.S., 800,000 preventable ADEs could occur each year

Source: http://www.iom.edu/Object.File/Master/35/943/medication%20errors%20new.pdf


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