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Table 1 Summary of prescriptions and medications analyzed

From: Nature of dispensing errors in selected hospitals providing free healthcare: a multi-center study in Sri Lanka

  SH1 SH2 SH3 Total
Number of prescriptions 248 84 88 420
Number of medicines 1010 400 439 1849
Mean number of medicines in a prescription (SD) 4.1 (2.3) 4.7
(2.5)
5.0
(2.3)
4.4
(2.3)
Total number of dispensing errors detected 9326 3036 4327 16,689
  1. (Total number of prescriptions analyzed was used as the denominator to analyze the average number of medications in a prescription. SD Standard Deviation)