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Table 3 Characteristics regarding medication discrepancies

From: A multicentre, double-blind, randomised, controlled, parallel-group study of the effectiveness of a pharmacist-acquired medication history in an emergency department

Type of medication discrepancy All groups Standard care arm Intervention arm Value p-value
242 (100) 125 (51.65) 117 (48.35)
Type of discrepancy     97.5313 < 2.2e-16
   Incorrect or omitted dose 165 (20.4) 83 (15.7) 82 (29.0)   
   Therapeutic duplication 5 (0.6) 4 (0.8) 1 (0.3)   
   Incorrect or omitted frequency 6 (0.7) 6 (1.1) 0 (0.0)   
   No indication 2 (0.3) 2 (0.4) 0 (0.0)   
   Drug omission 447 (55.1) 350 (66.3) 97 (34.3)   
   Too soon to restart drug therapy 26 (3.2) 15 (2.8) 11 (3.9)   
   Slow to restart drug therapy 156 (19.2) 64 (12.1) 92 (32.5)   
   Inappropriate route 4 (0.5) 4 (0.8) 0 (0.0)   
   Number of discrepancies, median (IQR, min, max) 3 (4, 0, 15) 3 (4, 0, 15) 1 (4, 0, 13) 4.3812 1.765e-05
  1. Abbreviations: IQR, interquartile range; in, minimum; max, maximum.
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