- Emergency department drug shortages are on the rise, increasing by 435 percent between 2008 and 2014.i
- Not having the most effective drugs to treat high acuity conditions can be especially serious for emergency patients.
- Ninety percent of hospitals experienced drug shortages in the last half of 2010, and 80 percent said the shortages had resulted in a delay or cancellation of a patient intervention.ii
- Emergency physicians are dedicated specialists who mobilize resources to diagnose and treat every kind of medical emergency.
Drug Shortages Fact Sheet