FAQ
Log In
Wednesday 25th April 2018
News
 › 
 › 

20% of readmissions blamed on drug side effects

7th September 2009

A study of 1,000 patients has revealed that 21% of the 290 patients readmitted to hospital within a year of being treated was due to the side effects of drug treatment.

The drugs which caused the most problems were aspirin and diuretics. Emma Davies, research pharmacist at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust, said: "While medicines have lots of benefits, they can also have harmful side-effects resulting in re-admission to hospital."
 

Share this page

Comments

There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!


Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: 20% of readmissions blamed on drug side effects
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 12577
Date Added: 7th Sep 2009

Sources

OnMedica

Recent Related Articles

Newcastle Hospitals appoints new chief executive

Hospital chair resigns

Actions

Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles

Tags

M3 - For secure managed hosting over N3 or internet
© Mayden Foundation 2018