One in three adults who visits the emergency room because of an unexpected or harmful reaction to a medication does so because they are given a drug that *already* caused them harm. Why does this happen? It’s an information sharing problem.
Researchers at UBC and SFU have created ActionADE – a software solution that enables rapid documentation and sharing of standardized adverse drug event information from hospitals to the community. Find out more about ActionADE here.
To date, a limited rollout has achieved a 10% reduction in re-dispensations of medications that previously caused harm. ActionADE shows tremendous potential to reduce adverse drug events across B.C. and Canada. To learn more, please visit http://actionade.org.
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