Identifying Adverse Drug Events in Rural Hospitals: An Eight-State Study
Analyzes adverse drug events (ADEs), or events involving patient injury resulting from medication use, and identifies ways to improve medication safety in rural hospitals. Uses 2013 data from eight states with significant rural populations, and examines ADE rates based on hospital characteristics and across four main categories: steroids, antibiotics, opiates/narcotics, and anticoagulants. Companion brief lists resources that can be used to reduce and prevent ADEs in rural hospitals, including rural prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Michelle Casey, Peiyin Hung, Emma Distel, Shailendra Prasad
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Critical Access Hospitals · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Iowa · Kentucky · New York · North Carolina · Oregon · Vermont · Washington · Wisconsin