JOHN F. BURNUM, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Some authors have assumed, but without supporting data, that the vast majority of adverse drug reactions occur needlessly and are preventable (1-5). Also, most surveys of adverse drug reactions have been limited to hospital bed patients on acute medical teaching wards (5). This is a study of the preventability and responsibility for adverse drug reactions as seen in a community practice.
One thousand individual adult medical patients, 459 men and 541 women, encountered consecutively in our three-man group, community, office-based practice of general internal medicine were observed for adverse drug reactions, for the source of the drug associated with the
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BURNUM JF. Preventability of Adverse Drug Reactions. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:80–81. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-1-80
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(1):80-81.
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