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Table 2 Characteristics of patients treated in the emergency room forADR

From: Use of a trigger tool to detect adverse drug reactions in an emergency department

Presented with suspected adverse reaction n(%)
 No 845 (97.6)
 Yes 21 (2.4)
Total 866 (100)
Assessment –Naranjo Scale n(%)
Definite 0
 Probable 6 (28.6)
 Possible 15 (71.4)
 Doubtful 0
 Total 21 (100)
 Total 21 (100)
Classification of medications causing ADRs n(%)
Anti-infectives 4 (19.0)
Cardiovascular 3 (14.3)
Musculoskeletal 3 (14.3)
Not recorded 2 (9.5)
Digestive tract and metabolism 1 (4.8)
Personal hygiene and cleaning/cosmetic products 1 (4.8)
Hematologic 1 (4.8)
Respiratory 1 (4.8)
Neurologic + Endocrine 1 (4.8)
Neurologic + Cardiovascular + GI 1 (4.8)
Neurologic + Cardiovascular 1 (4.8)
Musculoskeletal + Personal hygiene and cleaning/cosmetic products 1 (4.8)
Musculoskeletal + Anti-infective 1 (4.8)
 Total 21 (100)
Primary diagnosis of patients with ADR assigned by the provider n(%)
 Acute upper respiratory infections 3 (14.2)
 Acute bronchitis 2 (9.5)
 Dermatitis 2 (9.5)
 Urticaria 2 (9.5)
 Other and unspecified allergy 2 (9.5)
 Anxiety disorder 1 (4.8)
 Hordeolum of eyelid 1 (4.8)
 Pneumonia 1 (4.8)
 Dyspepsia 1 (4.8)
 Gastrointestinal hemorrhage 1 (4.8)
 Other prurigo 1 (4.8)
 Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome [Kawasaki] 1 (4.8)
 Back Pain 1 (4.8)
 Urinary tract infection 1 (4.8)
 Angioneurotic edema 1 (4.8)
 Total 21 (100)
Outcome (n = 21) n(%)
 Discharge 15 (71.4)
 Admission 6 (28.6)
Length of stay (days) n(%)
 0 16 (76.2)
 1 1 (4.8)
 2 1 (4.8)
 3 1 (4.8)
 11 1 (4.8)
 12 1 (4.8)
 Total 21 (100)