Table 1

Errors by type

Type of errorn (%)
Medication omitted24 (24)
Wrong patient16 (16)
Incorrect dose15 (15)
Incorrect frequency12 (12.2)
Incorrect timing9 (9)
Incomplete prescription6 (6)
Incorrect drug4 (4)
Incorrect route1 (1.0)
Incorrect formulation3 (3)
Medication prescribed without indication3 (3)
Contra-indication to medication3 (3)
Significant drug–drug interaction2 (2)
Incorrect duration1 (1.0)
Duplication of therapy1 (1.0)
Total100 (100.0)