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Discordance between ambulatory care clinic and community pharmacy medication databases for HIV-positive patients
Christie A. Robinson, PharmD, BCPS; Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD; Conan MacDougall, PharmD, BCPS; Malcolm D.V. John, MD, MPH; B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD
J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 2007;47:613-615. doi:10.1331/JAPhA.2007.06131

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Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a major cause of morbidity in the primary care setting.+1 Patients with medical conditions that require multiple medications experience more ADEs and drug-related morbidity and mortality than patients taking fewer medications.+2,+3 More than 50% of hospital admissions secondary to medication-associated problems are potentially preventable.+4 Treatment of HIV infection is generally associated with a large pill burden as a result of combination medication regimen use for highly active antiretroviral therapy.+5,+6

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