Data Warehousing Technologies and Understanding Medication Error Processes

Introduction

Approximately one million adverse drug events (ADEs) occur each year, resulting in 180,000 patient deaths (2000). Between 2.4 percent and 6.5 percent of all patients admitted to a hospital are subjected to a medication error (Leape et. al., 1991; Bates et. al. 1995 a, b; Bate....