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Hospital admissions due to medication misadventure; a six year study

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Aim: to establish the number and trends in hospital admissions due to medication misadventures. A retrospective longitudinal analysis of medication-related adverse events was undertaken for the period 2011 – 2016.

    Results:

    • Medication misadventures contributed to 5% admissions over the study period.

    • These were almost evenly split between males (49%) and females (51%).

    • Nearly 30% of people who were admitted for a medication misadventure during the study period were readmitted for the same problem at least once.

    • The three drug categories most frequently responsible for hospital admission due to medication misadventure were:

    1. opioids;

    2. anticoagulants and anti-platelet medications (excluding salicylates); and

    3. antidepressants and psychotics

    Summary:

    • There is a need for community-based patient safety initiatives in order to reduce admissions due to medication misadventure.

    • What do you suggest? Who should be targeted and involved?

UOW Authors


  •   Burns, Phillippa
  •   Mohanan, Lita (external author)
  •   McAlister, B (external author)
  •   Jordan, Margaret (external author)
  •   Lago, Luise
  •   Potter, Jan M. (external author)
  •   Mullan, Judy

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Burns, P., Mohanan, L., McAlister, B., Jordan, M., Lago, L., Potter, J. & Mullan, J. (2018). Hospital admissions due to medication misadventure; a six year study. Public Health Prevention Conference 2018 (pp. 1-1).

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Abstract


  • Aim: to establish the number and trends in hospital admissions due to medication misadventures. A retrospective longitudinal analysis of medication-related adverse events was undertaken for the period 2011 – 2016.

    Results:

    • Medication misadventures contributed to 5% admissions over the study period.

    • These were almost evenly split between males (49%) and females (51%).

    • Nearly 30% of people who were admitted for a medication misadventure during the study period were readmitted for the same problem at least once.

    • The three drug categories most frequently responsible for hospital admission due to medication misadventure were:

    1. opioids;

    2. anticoagulants and anti-platelet medications (excluding salicylates); and

    3. antidepressants and psychotics

    Summary:

    • There is a need for community-based patient safety initiatives in order to reduce admissions due to medication misadventure.

    • What do you suggest? Who should be targeted and involved?

UOW Authors


  •   Burns, Phillippa
  •   Mohanan, Lita (external author)
  •   McAlister, B (external author)
  •   Jordan, Margaret (external author)
  •   Lago, Luise
  •   Potter, Jan M. (external author)
  •   Mullan, Judy

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Burns, P., Mohanan, L., McAlister, B., Jordan, M., Lago, L., Potter, J. & Mullan, J. (2018). Hospital admissions due to medication misadventure; a six year study. Public Health Prevention Conference 2018 (pp. 1-1).

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