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Table 3 Breakdown of charting requirement errors by error type, from most improved to least improved

From: The MOWER (middle of the week everyone gets a re-chart) pilot study: reducing in-hospital charting error with a multi-intervention

  Number of charts with charting requirement errors (%)  
Baseline N = 420 During intervention N = 159 p value
Indication given for PRN medications 247 (73.5) 45 (40.9) < 0.001
Patient surname written below labelb 390 (92.9) 113 (71.1) < 0.001
Indication given for some regular medicationsb 242 (68.4) 60 (49.2) < 0.001
Generic name given for regular medicationsa 315 (75.9) 92 (58.2) < 0.001
Prescriber name printed and legible 148 (35.3) 38 (24.1) 0.01
Chart number given 267 (63.6) 90 (56.6) 0.12
Maximum dosage given for PRN medications 167 (49.6) 50 (45.5) 0.46
Dated and Signed 13 (3.1) 0 (0.0) 0.02
  1. aExceptions were: Movicol, Oxycontin, Endone, Fleet Enema bantibiotics, anticoagulants and steroids including eye drops and topical creams