Please join us in congratulating Dr. Corinne Hohl, an Associate Professor at the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine, and her research team as they recently received a $100,088 grant through CIHR to support their research project “Factors Contributing to the Development of Preventable Adverse Drug Events”.
Adverse drug events are a leading cause of hospital and emergency department admissions, accounting for 12% of all emergency visits. Every year in B.C., adverse drug events cause more than 200,000 ED visits and cost approximately $90 million.
Yet, up to 70% of adverse drug events are consistently identified as preventable, with 30% occurring simply because health care providers re-prescribe and re-dispense culprit drugs — without knowing those drugs previously caused harm.
This grant underscores the important work Dr. Hohl is doing as a DEM Innovation Initiative leader in this area to identify preventable adverse drug events in BC emergency departments.