Research Overview

The Problem


[ADE background]

We know that many adverse drug events could be prevented. In particular, research suggests 30% of preventable ADEs are repeat events – when a patient has an ADE that is the same as one they previously suffered, caused by the same drug(s).


To learn more about ADEs, explore:

The Project


[current research]

We’re building an electronic platform to:

[1] Improve ADE documentation and reporting in daily healthcare practice, and;

[2] Use the resulting ADE information to generate timely patient- and medication-specific alerts about previous ADEs 



Learn more: How the platform works

The Process


[research approach]

We believe drawing on diverse expertise is key to preventing ADEs. 

Our research programme blends qualitative approaches, such as ethnography, participatory design workshops, and integrated knowledge translation, with more conventional research designs, such as systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials.


Learn more: methods & past projects

2 thoughts on “Research Overview

    1. Hi Susan,
      We hope to extend our research to other populations in the future, but have not been able to yet. Hopefully, as the program moves forward we will be able to adapt our intervention to residential care.

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