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Adverse drug events: counting is not enough, action is needed

Graeme C Miller, Associate Professor and, Helena C Britt, Lisa Valenti and Stephanie Knox
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (12): 646.
Published online: 19 June 2006

To the Editor: In an editorial in the 3 April 2006 issue of the Journal,1 Roughead and Lexchin estimated the annual incidence of adverse drug events (ADEs) in patients presenting to general practitioners, based on our data presented in the same issue.2

  • Graeme C Miller, Associate Professor and
  • Helena C Britt
  • Lisa Valenti
  • Stephanie Knox

  • Australian General Practice Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: gmiller@med.usyd.edu.au

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