Adverse Drug Event (ADE) Monitoring and Prevention
Any time a person is harmed by a medicine, this is called an adverse drug event (ADE). People who are 65 years or older are more than twice as likely to end up in the emergency department because of an ADE. While many medicines can cause an ADE, a few drugs are most often responsible for creating an emergency situation:
- Anticoagulants, also known as blood thinners
- Diabetes medications such as insulin
- Opioids, which are used to treat pain
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health works with health care professionals to support medication safety and prevent ADEs.
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Tools and Resources
See our Quality Improvement Initiative tools and resources.