Journal Article

A multifaceted approach to safety: the synergistic detection of adverse drug events in adult inpatients.

Ferranti J; Horvath MM; Cozart H; Whitehurst J; Eckstrand J; Pietrobon R; Rajgor D; Ahmad A.

This study discovered that voluntary reporting and computerized surveillance are both effective methods to detect adverse drug events, particularly when combined as a single strategy. The authors emphasize the value of combining quantitative and qualitative data from these strategies since they generate unique learnings and provide a more comprehensive assessment of medication safety.