Table 3

Five best and worst documented medications in PharmaNet, determined by rate of discrepancy and being prescribed in more than 5% of patients (>60 patients)
Discrepancy Rate (discrepancies/total times documented)
Most accurate medication classes in PharmaNet Ramipril 8.70% (18/207)
Hydrochlorothiazide 10.10% (21/208)
Atorvastatin 10.50% (23/219)
Levothyroxine Sodium 10.58% (22/208)
Citalopram 10.61% (7/66)
Most discrepant medication classes in PharmaNet Artificial Tears and Other Indifferent Preparations 98.44% (63/64)
Insulin 88.57% (93/105)
Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen and Acetylsalicylic Acid & combinations 86.07% (624/725)
Warfarin 82.46% (94/114)
Codeine & combinations 78.43% (80/102)

Price et al.

Price et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:42   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-42

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