Patient Safety & Behavioral Health: Antipsychotic Medication Adverse Drug Events (ADE’s)

Resource Location: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14dA0Fp9hO-PaXs20U_iTi4ZU6CO6Ryb8/view?usp=sharing

This material was prepared by Alliant Quality, and adapted by the IPRO QIN-QIO, a collaboration of Healthcentric Advisors, Qlarant and IPRO, serving as the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization.

This resource discusses the common effects of antipsychotic ADE’s, and provides links to other resources and interventions that support the prevention of adverse events. Adverse drug events cause approximately 1.3 million emergency department visits each year. About 350,000 patients each year need to be hospitalized for further treatment after emergency visits for adverse drug events. People typically take more medicines as they age, and the risk of adverse events may increase as more people take more medicines.

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Focus Area: Adverse Drug Events, Opioid Stewardship / Behavioral Health, All-Cause Harm / Culture of Safety / High Reliability