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Table 5 Frequency and nature of MAEs. Columns and rows will not sum to the error value as it is possible for one administration to represent more than one error. Alsulami’s error type “administered by parent” removed from analysis

From: Mapping the prevalence and nature of drug related problems among hospitalised children in the United Kingdom: a systematic review

 Observed administrationErrors (Prevalence)Tech/Prep (%)Wrong time (%)Wrong rate (%)Wrong dose (%)Omit dose (%)Wrong drug (%)
Alsulami [50]2000127(6.4%)95 (74.8)32 (25.2)    
Ghaleb [31]1074247(23%)112 (45.3)80 (32.4)85 (34.4)40 (16.2)22 (8.9)3 (1.2)
Lyons [51]19632(16.3) 12 (37.5)8 (25)7 (21.8)1 (3.1)21 (65.6)
Total3270406207 (51%)124 (30.5)93 (22.9)47 (11.6)23 (5.7)24 (5.9)
Median (IQR)16.3% (6.4–23)60%(52.7–67.4)32.4% (28.8–34.9)25% (12.5–29.7)16.1% (8.1–19)3.1%(1.6–6)1.2%(0.6–33.4)