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Incidence of adverse drug events and medication errors in intensive care units: a prospective multicenter study.
Benkirane RR, R-Abouqal R, Haimeur CC, et al. J Patient Saf. 2009;5:16-22.
This prospective study conducted in Morocco found that nearly 1 in 6 patients experienced an adverse drug event. However, only one-third of these events were preventable.
Journal Article > Commentary
Recommended guidelines for monitoring, reporting, and conducting research on medical emergency team, outreach, and rapid response systems: an Utstein-style scientific statement.
Peberdy MA, Cretikos M, Abella BS, et al; International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation; American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee; Council on Cardiopulmonary, Perioperative, and Critical Care; Interdisciplinary Working Group on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. Circulation. 2007;116:2481-2500.
This consensus statement provides recommendations for collection of standardized data to optimize rapid response team efforts, in order to improve the outcomes of patients whose condition acutely deteriorates while they are hospitalized.