Top meds causing hospitalizations

In this nationally representative sample of US hospitals, elderly patient hospitalized for an adverse drug event were caused by warfarin, anti-platelets, insulin, and hypoglycemic agents in 2/3 of cases. System checks should be built in for these medications at all care transitions (abstract)

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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