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Table 2 Magnitude of medication discrepancy identified through medication reconciliation at Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, February–May, 2017

From: Magnitude and factors associated with medication discrepancies identified through medication reconciliation at care transitions of a tertiary hospital in eastern Ethiopia

Medication discrepancy Frequency (n = 298) Proportion (% within)
Number of discrepant medications identified
At transition 293 28.5 (98.3)
At discharge 5 0.5 (1.7)
Type of discrepancy identified
Omission 143 13.9 (48.0)
Discrepant dose 120 11.7 (40.3)
Discrepant dosage form 23 2.2 (7.7)
Discrepant frequency 12 1.2 (4.0)
Reason for discrepancy
Intentional 202 19.6 (67.8)
Unintentional 96 9.4 (32.2)
  1. The number in parenthesis indicates within percentage