Adverse reactions to medications as a reason for admission to the Emergency Room (SALEM)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


A descriptive cross-sectional study whose main objective was to determine the frequency of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) as a reason for admission to the Emergency Room of the Hospital Universitario Mayor in Bogotá, between September and December 2012. To this end, 697 medical records, corresponding to the same number of patients, were reviewed for suspected cases of ADRs. The cases detected were later validated by the research team, which included two professors of pharmacology and two professors of emergency medicine. Additionally, all cases of ADRs were evaluated according to chance, preventability, and DoTS clinical classification (dose, time, and susceptibility). All results were expressed as proportions with their corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI 95%). This project is expected to generate at least two publishable sub-studies, and different case reports to be published in indexed journals.
Effective start/end date9/1/1212/31/20

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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