Table 2.

Types of errors on discharge prescriptions

Intervention (n= 41)Control (n= 61)P-value
Median (IQR)Median (IQR)
Total error number1 (0 to 3)8 (4 to 13.5)<0.001
Clinical significance score2 (0 to 4)11 (5 to 20)<0.001
Type of errorn%n%
Patient information0023.30.514
Date0058.20.08
Legibility and/or spelling0058.20.08
Quantity and/or duration002236.1<0.001
Prescriber information001829.5<0.001
Drug interaction16392642.60.838
Frequency37.323.31.0
Dose49.8711.51.0
Medication omission1741.54675.40.001
  • IQR = interquartile range.