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Table 5 Scenarios to be considered as MTE situations or not depending on the clinical situation

From: Medication transcription errors in hospitalized patient settings: a consensual study in the Palestinian nursing practice

# Scenario Round 1 Round 2
Median IQR Median IQR
1 Transcribing a misspelled medication’s name (minor), however, the medication can still be recognized without confusion 5.0 4.00 5.0 4.00
2 Omission of the transcriber’s signature 5.5 3.00 5.0 4.00
3 Failure to transcribe a medication order by a nurse himself or herself 7.0 4.00 6.0 3.00
4 Failure to transcribe a medication order based on professional judgement 7.0 5.00 7.0 5.00
  1. IQR Interquartile range, MTE Medication transcription error