This is a stacked bar graph, showing the number of adverse drug events per 10,000 discharges by the cause of the adverse drug event, for those that originated during the stay and those that were present on admission. Clostridium difficile infection: 21.9 originated during the stay and 73.1 were present on admission. Antineoplastic drugs: 7.8 originated during the stay and 49.2 were present on admission. Steroids: 19.7 originated during the stay and 37.3 were present on admission. Anticoagulants: 6.7 originated during the stay and 40.6 were present on admission. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: 5.1 originated during the stay and 28.3 were present on admission. Opiates and Narcotics: 11.2 originated during the stay and 18.8 were present on admission. Other cardiovascular drugs: 5.9 originated during the stay and 21.6 were present on admission. Antibiotics: 12.9 originated during the stay and 12.5 were present on admission. Benzodiazepine: 2.2 originated during the stay and 18.1 were present on admission. Other diuretics: 4.6 originated during the stay and 10.7 were present on admission. Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases for 32 States, 2011.

Figure 2Ten most common specific causes of adverse drug events (ADEs), 2011

Abbreviation: NSAIDS, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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: Origin of Adverse Drug Events in U.S. Hospitals, 2011

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