Figure 1. Percent patients suffering selected injuries commonly studied among patients who experienced adverse drug events (Text Description)
Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events To Decrease Hospital Costs
Study: Leape LL, Brennan TA, Laird N, et al. The nature of adverse events in hospitalized patients. Results of the Harvard Medical Practice Study II. N Engl J Med 1991;324(6):377-84
Central nervous system: 14.6%
Allergic reaction: 14.0%
Renal distress: 6.7%
Study: Classen DC, Pestotnik SL, Evans RS, et al. Adverse drug events in hospitalized patients. JAMA 1997;277(4):301-6.
Central nervous system: 4.0%
Allergic reaction: 26.5%
Renal distress: 13.1%
Study: Jha AK, Kuperman GJ, Teich JM, et al. Identifying adverse drug events: development of a computer-based monitor and comparison with chart review and stimulated voluntary report. J Am Med Inform Assoc 1998;5(3):305-14.
Central nervous system: 20.3%
Allergic reaction: 16.5%
Renal distress: 5.2%
Study: Bates DW, Spell N, Cullen DJ, et al. The costs of adverse drug events in hospitalized patients. JAMA 1997;277(4):307-11.
Central nervous system: 18.0%
Allergic reaction: 16.0%