This is a column bar chart showing the rate per 10,000 discharges by the cause of the adverse drug event for males and females. Males are the reference group. An asterisk denotes differences in rates of 20 percent or greater between the reference group and females. Steroids; Males: 20.2; Females: 19.3; Antibiotics; Males: 13.1; Females: 12.7; Opiates and narcotics; Males: 9.9; Females: 12.2*; Anticoagulants; Males: 7.6; Females: 6.0*; Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases (SID) for 32 States, 2011.

Figure 2Rates of common adverse drug events originating during the hospital stay by sex, 2011

* Denotes differences in rates of 20 percent or greater between the reference group (males) and females.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases (SID) for 32 States, 2011

From: Characteristics of Adverse Drug Events Originating During the Hospital Stay, 2011

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