AMERICANS NEED PROTECTION

11/30/2005

Adverse Drug Event Reports (ADR)


A report in the July 1, 2005 issue of the American Society of Health – System Pharmacists reports that ADRs (caused by drug overdose and other errors) cost the nation approximately 76.6 to 177.4 billion dollars a year. It states that 6.5% to 30% of all hospitalized patients have at least one ADR resulting in 106,000 to 140,000 deaths a year.


Yearly Cost Estimate

$76,000,000,000 to $177,000,000,000


Deaths Annually

106,000 to 140,000

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