Table 3 Criteria used for assessing preventability of medication-related problems (based on Howard et al18)
1Drug-related morbidity (DRM) preceded by a recognisable drug therapy problem (DRP)
2Given the DRP, the DRM would have been reasonably foreseeable
3The cause of DRM would have been identifiable with reasonable probability (above criteria probable or definite for causality)
4The cause of the DRM could have been reasonably controllable within the context and objectives of therapy