Psychiatric Drugs Account for Nearly 10% of Drug-Related ED Visits

In 2011, an estimated 26.8 million U.S. adults used prescription medications for mental illness. To estimate the numbers and rates of adverse drug event emergency department visits involving psychiatric medications, researchers analyzed  medical record data from national probability samples of ED and outpatient visits from adults aged 19 years or older from January 2009 and December 2011. The findings were published in JAMA Psychiatry.

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