TableĀ 2

Performance on medication safety indicators at baseline

IndicatorHospitalTotal patientsMean patients* (SD)% error (SD)
Allergy documentationHospital A39020.53 (3.79)19.3 (9.3)
Hospital B24016.00 (3.93)18.0 (11.5)
Total63018.53 (4.43)18.7 (10.2)
Drug omissionsHospital A33616.80 (3.86)46.7 (15.6)
Hospital B23815.87 (3.72)62.4 (13.9)
Total57416.40 (3.78)53.4 (16.6)
ID wristbandsHospital A26412.57 (3.63)30.9 (20.9)
Hospital B21814.53 (3.66)8.5 (8.0)
Total48213.39 (3.72)22.1 (20.2)
POD locker contentsHospital A39718.90 (5.43)29.9 (14.2)
Hospital B23715.80 (3.78)66.9 (18.2)
Total63417.61 (5.00)45.3 (24.3)
  • *Mean number of patients per ward, per data collection visit.

  • POD, patient's own drugs.