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A descriptive exploratory study of how admissions caused by medication-related harm are documented within inpatients' medical records

Reynolds, M; Hickson, M; Jacklin, A; Franklin, BD; (2014) A descriptive exploratory study of how admissions caused by medication-related harm are documented within inpatients' medical records. BMC Health Services Research , 14 , Article 257. 10.1186/1472-6963-14-257. Green open access

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Abstract

Adverse drug reactions, poor patient adherence and errors, here collectively referred to as medication-related harm (MRH), cause around 2.7-8.0% of UK hospital admissions. Communication gaps between successive healthcare providers exist, but little is known about how MRH is recorded in inpatients' medical records. We describe the presence and quality of MRH documentation for patients admitted to a London teaching hospital due to MRH. Additionally, the international classification of disease 10th revision (ICD-10) codes attributed to confirmed MRH-related admissions were studied to explore appropriateness of their use to identify these patients.

Type: Article
Title: A descriptive exploratory study of how admissions caused by medication-related harm are documented within inpatients' medical records
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-257
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-257
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 Reynolds et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Keywords: Hospital admissions, UK, medical record, adverse drug reactions, medication errors, adherence
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy > Practice and Policy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1433605
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