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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

The impact of drug shortages on patients with cardiovascular disease: causes, consequences, and a call to action.

Reed BN, Fox ER, Konig M, et al. American heart journal. 2016;175:130-41.

Patients hospitalized with cardiovascular conditions are particularly vulnerable to medication errors. This review explains how drug shortages associated with cardiovascular medications pose risks to patients and provides recommendations for clinicians, policymakers, and manufacturers to address this problem.