Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events To Decrease Hospital Costs

About the Course:

The focus of this course is on adverse drug events and how they impact quality of care and costs of hospitalization. Based on an AHRQ “Research In Action” publication, the course explores the events surrounding medical errors and the injuries that patients suffer as a result.

Author

Barbara L. Kass, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about reducing medical errors. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe how adverse drug events (ADEs) increase costs and impact patients.

  2. Examine the role of medication errors in ADEs.

  3. Explain and be able to apply proposed and currently available ways to reduce ADEs.

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Course Number: 100868
Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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Format: Online
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Popularity: 386 members have taken this course

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