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Table 1 Number of potential medication administration errors (MAEs) in 3-month observation period

From: Medication administration errors for older people in long-term residential care

  All Homes
(345 residents)
Residential Homes
(254 residents)
Nursing Homes
(91 residents)
Total barcode medication administration episodes 188,249 136,340 51,909
Total number averted MAEs 2,289 1,481 808
Frequency averted MAEs 1.22% 1.09% 1.56%
Mean number barcode administrations per resident 545.6 536.8 570.4
Mean number averted MAEs per resident 6.6 5.8 8.9