ADR

Reviewing an #archetype

I’ve been meaning to write this for a while, but you know how things go. While at HIMSS12 in Las Vegas last month I was asked to do a little review work. That’s not all that uncommon. People ask me to do things on occasion; review a blog post, review an app, give my opinion […]

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ADR death statistics for the US, 1999-2006 [article]

Here’s an interesting article from the February 2012 issue of The Annals of Pharmacotherpy [Adverse Drug Reaction Deaths Reported in United States Vital Statistics, 1999-2006].1 The most commonly involved drug classes are no big surprise, but it was interesting to note that the incidence of ADR death changed with age, race, and urbanization. I suppose the […]

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EMRs as a tool for patient safety.

A short jaunt over to the EMR and HIPPA weblog led me to an interesting article in Time written by Scott Haig, MD. While Dr. Haig touches on a couple of positive features of electronic medical records (EMRs), he like many physicians, focuses on the negatives. He concludes that “Doctors and patients live in a […]

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