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Drug-related deaths among inpatients: a meta-analysis.

Patel TK, Patel PB, Bhalla HL, et al. Drug-related deaths among inpatients: a meta-analysis. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2022;78(2):267-278. doi: 10.1007/s00228-021-03214-w

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March 16, 2022
Patel TK, Patel PB, Bhalla HL, et al. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2022;78(2):267-278.

Adverse drug events are common and often result in preventable patient harm. Based on 23 included studies from US and international settings, this meta-analysis estimated that drug-related deaths contributed to 5.6% of all inpatient hospital deaths. The authors estimated that almost half of drug-related deaths are preventable.

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Patel TK, Patel PB, Bhalla HL, et al. Drug-related deaths among inpatients: a meta-analysis. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2022;78(2):267-278. doi: 10.1007/s00228-021-03214-w