Preventability of drug-related harms - part I: a systematic review.
'Preventability' is a crucial concept in the literature on adverse drug reactions (ADRs). We have carried out a systematic review in order to identify and analyse the approaches used to define 'preventability' in relation to ADRs. We have restricted this investigation to definitions of preventability and have not dealt with other aspects. We searched MEDLINE (1963-April 2009) and EMBASE (1980-April 2009), without language restriction, for papers in which preventability of ADRs was likely to b...Expand abstract
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