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Reducing the adverse drug event death toll- PSIP project

Policy/Legislation: 30/11/2011 - 01:00
By some estimates, inappropriate drug prescriptions claim the lives of more Europeans each year than traffic accidents. EU-funded researchers are using ICT to prevent such incidents. A software decision-support system warns healthcare professionals on a case-by-case basis of the potential risks of certain drugs for specific patients. Their ground-breaking system promises to save lives, improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs. PSIP project gathers a team of researchers from across Europe who developed innovative technologies to help doctors prescribe the right drugs based on patients' personal medical histories, the effects and side-effects of the drugs and other situation-specific factors.