ADEs and Older Adults (Continued)

National surveillance data indicate that older adults are 2 to 3 times more likely than younger people to have an ADE requiring a physician office or ED visit.

Older adults are also 7 times more likely to have an ADE requiring hospital admission.5

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Many adverse drug events are not reported or measured. These numbers are likely an underestimate of the true numbers.

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