5. Maintains a list of medications taken and shows it to medical providers when seeking care, and keeps the list up to date in electronic medical records.
Patient injuries resulting from drug therapy are among the most common types of adverse events that occur in hospitals.
According to and article in the National Library of Medicine.
Drug-related adverse events, including adverse drug reactions (ADRs), have been reported to be among leading causes of morbidity and mortality , . ADRs occur in both outpatients and inpatients -. In a meta-analysis in 2002, 4.9% of hospital admissions were associated with ADRs, ranging between 0.2 and 41.3% in individual studies . Further, 28.9% of the ADR-related hospitalisations were considered preventable. Of inpatients, 10.9% is estimated to experience an ADR during hospitalisation . According to the World Health Organization (WHO), costs of ADRs, including hospitalisations, surgery and lost productivity, exceed the cost of medicines in some countries . As drug-related adverse events are estimated to cost USD 422–7062 per drug-related admission and USD 2284–5640 per inpatient with drug-related adverse events (2000 values) , significant costs may be saved if drug-related adverse events, including ADRs, were prevented.