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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Reduction in Adverse Drug Events

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  • Theoretically an integrated eMAR and EHR would help reduce adverse drug events (ADE) and medication errors
  • July 2006 the Institute of Medicine's report on "Preventing Medication Errors" concluded that of the 1.6 million nursing home population in the U.S., 800,000 preventable ADEs could occur each year


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