Table 3

Type and severity of intravenous administration errors

Type of intravenous-related errorNumber of errors (%)Number of errors rated as serious (% of intravenous error type)
Wrong rate266 (73.3)95 (35.7)
Wrong volume121 (33.3)21 (17.4)
Wrong mix21 (5.8)5 (23.8)
Drug incompatibility3 (0.8)1 (33.3)
Total intravenous administrations with at least one clinical error363*99* (27.3)
  • * Sums exceed totals because of multiple errors within the same intravenous administration.