Resources to Reduce Adverse Drug Events in Rural Hospitals


Training providers (physicians, nurses, and staff) to be aware of the potential risks of using certain medications as well as the signs of an Adverse Drug Event (ADE) is recommended in all hospital and clinic settings. Various strategies and tools have been developed and implemented to identify and decrease ADEs in hospitals. These include overall resources to identify and prevent ADEs as well as resources to prevent ADEs resulting from use of specific medications, including anticoagulants, narcotics / opiates, and antibiotics.

University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Michelle Casey, Emma Distel, Shailendra Prasad, Peiyin Hung