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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Drug Categories

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Preventable Events

  • Warfarin 12%
  • Atypical antipsych 12%
  • Loop diuretics 10%
  • Benzos (intermediate) 9%
  • Opioids 8%
  • ACE inhibitors 8%
  • Other antidepressants 7%
  • Antiplatelets 7%
  • Insulin 5%
  • Laxatives 5%


Comparing non-preventable to preventable events
Antipsychotic drugs involved in substantial proportion of both types anti-infectives primarily involved in non-preventable
anticoagulants, antidepressants, and sedatives/hypnotics important components of preventable events but involved in fewer of the non-preventable

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