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Category: Science and Technology -> Medicine -> Inventory #21771
Detection and Prevention of Adverse Drug Events: Information Technologies and Human Factors
Edited By Beuscart, Regis; Hackl, Werner; Nohr, Christian
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Publisher: IOS Press
Place: Netherlands
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9781607500438
Binding: Cloth/Laminated Boards
Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published
When someone enters hospital for examination or treatment, is given a doctor's prescription, receives medication from a pharmacist or has his drugs administered by a nurse, he assumes that his health and welfare will benefit from this medical intervention. But the effectiveness of available therapies should also be viewed from the perspective of potentially negative consequences: adverse drug events (ADE). ADEs endanger patients' safety and increase hospital costs, making reduction of preventable ADEs a crucial and challenging public health issue. This book presents papers from the workshop 'Patient Safety through Intelligent Procedures in medication' focusing on the following topics: the identification of ADE and medication errors in hospital settings; the role of human and organizational factors on ADE and medication errors; and information and communication technologies to prevent or correct ADEs and medication errors. The papers in this book are the work of active scientific experts in the field and confront ideas and experiences arising worldwide and in particular from several EU projects directed at resolving ADE problems. Here is an opportunity to find common ways for solving shared difficulties and for making improvements happen. 225pp.
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