Many ED visits for antibiotic adverse drug events in children
Emergency department (ED) visits for antibiotic adverse drug events (ADEs) in children account for 46.2% of emergency department visits for ADEs resulting from systemic medication, according to a study published online August 23 in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Maribeth C. Lovegrove, MPH, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues used adverse event data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System and retail pharmacy dispensing data from QuintilesIMS to estimate the frequencies and rates of emergency department visits for antibiotic ADEs in children for 2011 to 2015.
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