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Drug-related harms in hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries: results from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, 2000–2008.

Shamliyan TA, Kane RL. Drug-Related Harms in Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries: Results From the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, 2000-2008. J Patient Saf. 2016;12(2):89-107. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000106.

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June 15, 2016
Shamliyan TA, Kane RL. J Patient Saf. 2016;12(2):89-107.

Prior studies have shown that older patients are particularly vulnerable to medication errors. This cohort study documents a marked increase in both hospitalizations due to adverse drug events and in Medicare patients between 2000 and 2008. During that time frame, the incidence of in-hospital adverse drug events and the severity of harm experienced by patients rose as well.

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Shamliyan TA, Kane RL. Drug-Related Harms in Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries: Results From the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, 2000-2008. J Patient Saf. 2016;12(2):89-107. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000106.