Appendix A

Top five medication discrepancies by discrepancy type, summarized by ATC class*
Medications by ATC Class Number of discrepancies
Medication missing
Acetylsalicylic Acid & Combinations 311
Uncoded vitamins, creams and other supplements 293
Acetaminophen & Combinations 206
Colecalciferol 92
Ibuprofen & Combinations 73
Medication missing “current” flag indicator
Salbutamol 45
Codeine & Combinations 32
Insulins 31
Zopiclone 26
Lorazepam 23
Medication listed with inaccurate frequency
Codeine & Combinations 32
Lorazepam 25
Salbutamol 23
Warfarin 22
Zopiclone 21
Hydromorphone 21
Medication listed with inaccurate dose
Warfarin 44
Insulins 34
Zopiclone 18
Prednisone 14
Metformin 11
Discontinued medication listed as “current”
Zopiclone 5
Amitriptyline 4
Uncoded vitamins, creams and other supplements 4
Raberprazole 3
Warfarin 3
Naproxen 3
Furosemide 3
Acetaminophen & Combinations 3
Clopidogrel 3
Medication listed with unclear ingredient information or instructions
Warfarin 9
Uncoded vitamins, creams and other supplements 7
Cyanocobalamin 4
Hydrocortisone 3
Insulins 2
Diclofenac 2
Medication listed with inaccurate route
Phenazopyridine 1
Uncoded vitamins, creams and other supplements 1

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

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