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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Alerts Triggered by Exact Drug-Allergy Matches are Rare

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  • Ordered drug
    • Hydromorphone (DILAUDID®) (N=18)
  • Drug in allergy list
    • Codeine (39%)
    • Oxycodone (22%)
    • Meperidine (22%)
    • Morphine (17%)
    • Hydromorphone (0%)


Examples of drugs in patients' allergy lists that "matched" with ordered drugs to trigger allergy alerts. Dilaudid, Lasix, and HCTZ are given as examples to illustrate how rare exact matches are.

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