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Table 3 Medication incident rates in specific practice areas

From: Medication safety in acute care in Australia: where are we now? Part 1: a review of the extent and causes of medication problems 2002–2008

  Type of incident Denominator Medication incidents (n) Rate
Freestone et al., 2006 [46] Anaesthetic incidents 4441 procedures 10 0.2% of procedures
Chacko et al., 2007 [47] Critical incidents in intensive care 8346 ICU days 42 0.5 per 100 ICU days
Parke 2006 [48] Medication use in a district hospital 24174 medication dispensings 425 1.8%