Overview

Preventing and Reducing Adverse Drug Events (PARADE)

Adverse drug events (ADEs) have been identified as a major contributor to preventable hospitalizations and emergency department visits, particularly among the elderly. Coordination of care community coalitions have been identified as an effective means of enhancing communication among providers, and improvements in patient outcomes have been realized through the effective implementation of various evidence-based interventions.

To provide further ADE prevention assistance to IPRO Coordination of Care Coalitions, IPRO has developed an array of analytic processes and interventions for health systems and healthcare providers targeting medication reconciliation and the drug classes most frequently associated with preventable ADEs: anticoagulants, hypoglycemic, and opioid analgesics.

IPRO’s processes support improvement by:

  • Identifying patients at highest risk of preventable adverse drug events
  • Evaluating system performance at baseline and serially
  • Providing interventions and clinical tools to address priority concerns

Healthcare providers participating in IPRO’s Coordination of Care Coalitions are invited to request complimentary technical assistance from IPRO’s Drug Safety team as an intervention option to improve patient care across settings. For more information please contact Anne Myrka.

Last updated: Thursday, November 5, 2015