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Table 4 Medication administration errors with paper-based MAR systems

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

  Staff agreeing they have observed this type of error
Type of error All Homes
(N = 45 staff)
No. Staff (%)
Residential Homes
(N = 31 staff)
No. Care staff (%)
Nursing
Homes
(N = 14 staff)
No. RN staff (%)
Medication missed 31 (69) 23 (74) 8 (57)
Medication given at wrong time 20 (44) 14 (45) 6 (43)
Medication given to wrong person 15 (33) 15 (48) 0 (0)
Wrong medication given 13 (29) 13 (42) 0 (0)
Wrong dosage given 12 (27) 10 (32) 2 (14)
Discontinued medication given 8 (18) 7 (23) 1 (7)