Data from a large number of hospital separations in NSW that occurred over a long period of time have recently been studied by Australian researchers. In a sample of 315 274 people admitted for urgent caret, age‐adjusted rates of ADR‐related hospitalisations nearly doubled and increased by 5.8% (95% CI: 5.0–6.6%) per annum during the period spanning 2001 – 2014. Agranulocytosis (2.7%), nausea and vomiting (2.4%) and heart failure (2.4%) were the most common contributors to ADR‐related hospitalisations over 13 years, but acute renal failure (1.4%) has recently emerged as the leading adverse condition. Those aged between 65 and 84 years accounted for nearly half of ADR hospitalisations (45.6%). Anticoagulants (13.5%) were the most common medications contributing to ADR‐related hospitalisation, followed by opioid analgesics (9.6%). Read more here
Australian trends in ADR hospitalisation – data from a period exceeding a decade.
Jan 28, 2019