Adverse drug events and medication problems in “Hospital at Home” patients

Elizabeth Mann, Orlando Zepeda, Tacara Soones, Alex Federman, Bruce A Leff, Albert Siu, Kenneth Boockvar

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Abstract

“Hospital at Home(HaH)” programs provide an alternative to traditional hospitalization. However, the incidence of adverse drug events in these programs is unknown. This study describes adverse drug events and potential adverse drug events in a new HaH program. We examined the charts of the first 50 patients admitted. We found 45 potential adverse drug events and 14 adverse drug events from admission to 30 days after HaH discharge. None of the adverse drug events were severe. Some events, like problems with medication administration, may be unique to the hospital at home setting. Monitoring for adverse drug events is feasible and important for hospital at home programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalHome Health Care Services Quarterly
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Apr 14 2018

Keywords

  • Acute care: Quality of care/evaluation of services
  • Clinical practice: Home health care
  • Community and home care: Quality of care/evaluation of services
  • Drugs: Physiology and effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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