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Journal Article

Emergency department visits for antibiotic-associated adverse events.

Shehab N, Patel PR, Srinivasan A, et al. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2008;47:735-43.

This study found that adverse drug events from antibiotic use result in nearly 150,000 emergency department visits per year. An ultimately fatal case of an antibiotic adverse drug event is discussed in an AHRQ WebM&M commentary.