Need for ADR monitoring: ADRs are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality and can adversely affect a patient’s quality of life. Studies have shown that ADRs are responsible for a significant number of hospital admissions, with reports ranging from 0.3% to as high as 11%. ADRs also have a significant impact on the healthcare costs. Studies have estimated that the occurrence of an ADR increased the cost of patient care by $2262 per patient.
Another study has estimated the cost of preventable ADRs in a 700 bed hospital to be $2.8 million per annum.