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Table 3 Therapeutic category of medications with prescribing errors at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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

Drug category Frequency (%)
Cardiovascular drugs 139 (33.90 %)
Antimicrobials 84 (20.49 %)
GI drugs 77 (18.78 %)
Opioid 34 (8.29 %)
CNS drugs 33 (8.05 %)
Analgesic and sedatives 21 (5.12 %)
Miscellaneousa 22 (5.37 %)
Total 410 (100 %)
  1. aBronchodilators, minerals, vitamins, drugs of autonomic nervous system, electrolytes