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Table 1 Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the study patients at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (n = 220)

From: Medication prescribing errors in the medical intensive care unit of Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency (%)
Age
<18 13 (5.9 %)
18–50 136 (61.82 %)
>50 71 (32.27 %)
Sex
Male 120 (54.5 %)
Female 100 (45.5 %)
State of patient
Conscious 161 (73.2 %)
Unconscious 59 (26.8 %)
Regimen taken
Poly-pharmacy 187 (85 %)
Simple 33 (15 %)
Source of admission
Emergencya 168 (76.36 %)
Other ward 52 (23.64 %)
Median length of stay in ICU 5 (1–27) days
The average no. of Dx/patient 3.29 (+1.44)
  1. Dx diagnosis
  2. aA patient was directly admitted to ICU from emergency