Table 1

Number and proportion of infusions and patients with at least one error or discrepancy

Infusions (n=2008)Patients (n=1326)
One or more errors (ie, Cto I severity ratings)
n (%; 95% CI)
One or more discrepancies (ie, A1 and A2 severity ratings)
n (%; 95% CI)
One or more errors (ie, Cto I severity ratings)
n (%; 95% CI)
One or more discrepancies (ie, A1 and A2 severity ratings)
n (%; 95% CI)
Medication administration deviations207 (10.3; 9.1% to 11.7%)241 (12.0; 10.6% to 13.5%)197 (14.9; 13.0% to 16.9%)222 (16.7; 14.8% to 18.8%)
Procedural or documentation deviations24 (1.2; 0.8% to 1.8%)953 (47.5; 45.3% to 49.7%)23 (1.7; 1.1% to 2.6%)694 (52.3; 49.6% to 55.1%)
Miscellaneous5 (0.2; 0.1% to 0.6%)13 (0.6; 0.3% to 1.1%)5 (0.4; 0.2% to 0.9%)13 (1.0; 0.6% to 1.7%)
All deviations*231 (11.5; 10.2% to 13.0%)1065 (53.0; 50.8% to 55.2%)219 (16.5; 14.6% to 18.6%)781 (58.9; 56.2% to 61.6%)
  • *Some infusions were affected by more than one type of discrepancy; therefore the number and percentage of infusions affected by at least one error or discrepancy of any type is not the sum of each deviation type.