ADE’s in community hospitals

By  |  February 8, 2010 | 

In this retrospective cohort of a random sample of 1200 patients from 6 small community hospitals (each <300 beds), the rate of ADE’s was 15/100 admissions. Half were considered serious, and 12% life-threatening. Of those considered preventable, 82% were considered preventable through the use of computerized physician order entry (CPOE). ADE’s in community setting are common, serious, and potentially preventable by the use of CPOE (abstract)

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Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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