Pharmacists on rounds can proactively prevent ADEs

November 17, 2003

Findings of a recent study indicate that hospital pharmacists can play a significant role in the prevention of adverse drug events (ADEs). Investigators at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich., found that inclusion of pharmacists on rounding teams reduced the incidence of preventable ADEs by 78%. Study results were published in the September 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.