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Table 2 Classification of medication error types

From: The support of medication reviews in hospitalised patients using a clinical decision support system

  Type of error All remarks = 308 Notifications CDSS and review = 249 CDSS total = 70 Review total = 223 CDSS new notifications
N = 26
No notifications in CDSS as  % of review remarks (n = 179 vs. n = 223)
a Indication without medication 94 (30.5 %) 76 (30.5 %) 29 (41 %) 68 (30.5 %) 8 (31 %) 47 (69.1 %)
b Medication without indication 78 (25.3 %) 66 (26.5 %) 2 (3 %) 66 (29.6 %) 0 64 (97.0 %)
c Contraindications/interactions/side effects 32 (10.4 %) 25 (10.0 %) 20 (29 %) 11 (4.9 %) 14 (54 %) 5 (45.5 %)
d Dosage problems 42 (13.6 %) 35 (14.1 %) 14 (20 %) 31 (13.9 %) 4 (15 %) 21 (67.7 %)
e Double medication 10 (3.2 %) 7 (2.8 %) 0 7 (3.1 %) 0 7 (100 %)
f Wrong medication 26 (8.4 %) 22 (8.8 %) 1 (1 %) 22 (9.9 %) 0 21 (95.5 %)
g Therapeutic drug monitoring 26 (8.4 %) 18 (7.2 %) 4 (6 %) 18 (8.1 %) 0 14 (77.8 %)
  1. The columns shows type of medication errors identified during the medication review and by our CDSS independently of the medication review. The last column shows the percentage of medication error types our CDSS did not identify