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When Treatments Harm: Developing Adverse Drug Event Reporting to Improve Patient Safety

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23 November 2016

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Dr. Corinne Hohl, , Emergency Room Physician, Vancouver General Hospital

Adverse drug events, untreated, and harmful events associated with medications are a leading cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations, and are often preventable. Yet, current adverse drug event reporting platforms and electronic medical records inadequately capture these events. This talk will discuss why a new approach to documenting adverse drug events is needed, and how this could transform medication management and improve patient safety.

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