Adverse Drug Events


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Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a leading cause of preventable patient harm, disproportionally affecting people with Medicare over the age of 65. With an increasing number of the Medicare patients taking prescription medications and seeing multiple providers, medication safety in all healthcare settings is essential to care coordination and improving patient health.

Qsource is working with healthcare providers, communities and patients to improve medication safety and reduce and prevent adverse drug events by helping to identify barriers to reduction and implement best practice strategies.

Browse our resources below for more information on ADEs. We also invite you to join one of many communities working to prevent them, and see what nursing homes are doing to reduce antipsychotics.

News Releases

  • FDA Launches New Antibiotic Tool

    FDA Launches New Antibiotic Tool

      FDA launches new tool for sharing information that allows doctors to better manage antibiotic use; improve patient care The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new approach to get critical updates regarding antibiotics …

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  • Sickle Cell Patients Share Photos

    Sickle Cell Patients Share Photos

    Sickle Cell Patients Share Photos and Treats to Improve Care at Memphis Emergency Departments On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, patients and quality improvement experts will be popping up at some local hospital emergency departments (EDs) to offer a tasty treat and a view of sickle cell disease (SCD) through patients’ eyes.  Project PopSickleCell is part…
  • Medicare Helps Seniors use Opioids Safely

    Medicare Helps Seniors use Opioids Safely

    Medicare Helps Seniors use Opioids Safely Doctors may prescribe opioids, a class of drugs used to treat pain, after surgery or an injury. Although opioids can be an important part of treatment, they have serious risks like addiction, abuse, and overdose, especially if used continuously. This is true even for seniors and other people with…
  • Fighting Back Against Opioid Misuse: A Hospital and Community-Based Approach

    Fighting Back Against Opioid Misuse: A Hospital and Community-Based Approach

    Fighting Back Against Opioid Misuse: A Hospital and Community-Based Approach Frankfort, Indiana – population 15,900 is the seat of Clinton County – population 32,000. This family friendly rural county relies on its local hospital, healthcare providers, and its significant manufacturing and industrial employers. It also ranked 3rd highest in the state for Emergency Department (ED)…

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