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Table 3 The severity of adverse events in the two departments classified according to NCC MERP*

From: Are measurements of patient safety culture and adverse events valid and reliable? Results from a cross sectional study

  No AE** AE** category E AE** category F AE** category G AE** category H AE** category I Sum
Dept 1 125 (93%) 5 (3.7%) 2 (1.5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (2.2%) 135 (100%)
Dept 2 109 (80%) 21 (15%) 3 (2.2%) 1 (0.7%) 0 (0%) 3 (2.2%) 137 (100%)
  1. The results are given as number of patients with percentage in brackets.
  2. *National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention Classification of adverse events: E: Temporary harm to the patient and required intervention; F: Temporary harm to the patient and required initial or prolonged hospitalization; G: Permanent patient harm; H: Intervention required to sustain life; I: Patient death.
  3. **AE = Adverse event.