Adverse Medication Events Related to Hospitalization in the United States: A Comparison Between Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Those Without.

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Adverse Medication Events Related to Hospitalization in the United States: A Comparison Between Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Those Without.

Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2020 Jan;125(1):37-48

Authors: Erickson SR, Kamdar N, Wu CH

Abstract
This study examined the proportion of hospitalizations associated with adverse medication events (AMEs) for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and adults from the general population in the United States using the 2013 National Inpatient Sample (NIS) dataset of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). Adults with IDD had greater odds of having a hospitalization associated with an AME than the general adult population. Unadjusted odds ratios (95% CI) for hospitalization due to any medication for IDD was 2.47 (2.31-2.65). In the multivariate logistic regression model, IDD was significantly associated, with an odds ratio of 1.28 (1.19-1.38). Adults who have IDD are at greater risk of having a hospital admission due to an AME.

PMID: 31877264 [PubMed - in process]

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