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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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ADE Rates in the Ambulatory Setting

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  • ADEs: 50 per 1000 person-years
  • Preventable ADEs: 14 per 1000 person-years (28%)
  • Extrapolated to total Medicare 65+: 1,446,949 ADEs per year
    438,046 preventable ADEs/year
  • This is likely to be an underestimate

Source: Gurwitz JH et al JAMA 2003; 289:1107-1116

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