Table 1

 Number of medication safety related terms and corresponding definitions

TermNo of definitions (total)
Adverse drug event10
Adverse drug reaction11
Adverse effect1
Adverse event21
Adverse incident2
Adverse medication event1
Adverse reaction3
Critical event1
Critical incident1
Medical error3
Medication error7
Medication incident1
Near miss8
Potential adverse drug event4
Potential adverse event1
Potential error3
Preventable adverse drug event2
Preventable adverse event2
Sentinel event5
Serious adverse event2
Side effect6
Significant adverse event1
Unpreventable adverse event2
Total number of terms  =  25 119