This is a column bar chart showing the rate per 10,000 discharges by the cause of the adverse drug event for various payers. Private insurance is the reference group. An asterisk denotes differences in rates of 20 percent or greater between the reference group and other types of payers. Steroids; Medicare: 29.1*; Medicaid: 11.3*; Private insurance: 15.3; Uninsured: 18.4*; Antibiotics; Medicare: 16.8*; Medicaid: 8.8*; Private insurance: 11.5; Uninsured: 12.0; Opiates and narcotics; Medicare: 15.7*; Medicaid: 5.5*; Private insurance: 10.7; Uninsured: 6.9*; Anticoagulants; Medicare: 13.6*; Medicaid: 1.9*; Private insurance: 3.1; Uninsured: 2.3*; 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 3Rates of common adverse drug events originating during the hospital stay by payer, 2011

* Denotes differences in rates of 20 percent or greater between the reference group (private insurance) and other payer groups.

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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