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Emergency department visits for antibiotic-associated adverse events.

Shehab N, Patel PR, Srinivasan A, et al. Emergency department visits for antibiotic-associated adverse events. Clin Infect Dis. 2008;47(6):735-43. doi:10.1086/591126.

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August 27, 2008
Shehab N, Patel PR, Srinivasan A, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2008;47(6):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.

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Shehab N, Patel PR, Srinivasan A, et al. Emergency department visits for antibiotic-associated adverse events. Clin Infect Dis. 2008;47(6):735-43. doi:10.1086/591126.