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Table 1 Listing of Medication Documentation Errors (n = 105), (Derived from previous work by Kenneth Barker et al 2002 [8])

From: High incidence of medication documentation errors in a Swiss university hospital due to the handwritten prescription process

Type of Error Absolute Frequency %
Prescribing Errors 39 37.1
Wrong/missing date/time 29 27.6
Missing dose specification 4 3.8
Ambiguous order/Overdose 3 2.9
Wrong patient 2 1.9
Missing frequency specification 1 1.0
Transcription Errors 56 53.3
Missing New Orders 28 26.7
Wrongly Transcribed Dose 18 17.1
Not Transcribed Stop Order 1 1.0
Others 9 8.6
Administration documentation errors 10 9.5
Omission or missing administration documentation 4 3.8
Wrong/missing date/time 2 1.9
Intentional alteration of original drug name 1 1.0
Inaccurate dosing documentation 1 1.0
Documentation on wrong patient sheet 1 1.0
Wrong categorization on sheet 1 1.0
Total Errors 105 100.0
  1. Listing of Medication Documentation Errors (n = 105), (Derived from previous work by Kenneth Barker et al 2002 [8])