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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Scoring Causality and Severity:

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  • Causality:
    • Probability that a signal represents a true Adverse Drug Event
    • Naranjo algorithm (Clin. Pharmaco. Ther. 1981;30:239-245): Score must be probable or defininte[sic] to count as an ADE.
  • Severity:
    • Duke severity scoring system, 0-6 scale
    • Like NCC-MERP, 3 and over equals harm to the patient

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