Journal Article

An observational study of adult admissions to a medical ICU due to adverse drug events.

Jolivot PA; Pichereau C; Hindlet P; Hejblum G; Bigé N; Maury E; Guidet B; Fernandez C.

Examining adverse drug events that led to admission to the intensive care unit, this study found that more than half of events were preventable. Non-compliance to medication, which leads to worsening of underlying conditions, was the most common cause of preventable adverse drug events.