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Med Error Co-morbidities, Suicidal Patients, and more...

By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Related to: Claims, Clinical Guidelines, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Insight into Risks of Ambulatory Care, Obstetrics, Publications

CRICO Insights: September 2017

Top Co-morbidities in Medication Cases

   

In 56% of medication cases, the patient had one or more comorbidities deemed relevant to the adverse event. The most identified categories were:

 1.  

Cardiovascular Disease

 2.  

Hypertension

 3.  

Psychiatric/Abuse History

 4.  

Diabetes

 5.

Obesity

N=3,067 cases asserted 2010–2014
in which medication issues contributed to patient harm.
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September 14, 2017
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