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Table 1 The process by which Medication-related harm outcomes are recorded

From: Protocol for a Prospective (P) study to develop a model to stratify the risk (RI) of medication (M) related harm in hospitalized elderly (E) patients in the UK (The PRIME study)

Question Options
- 1. Do you think this patient has suffered medication related harm? Definite, Probable, Possible, Doubtful
- 2. How confident are you in this judgement? little or no confidence, slight to moderate confidence, <50 % confidence but a close call, >50 % confidence but a close call, strong confidence, virtually certain
- 3. If the patient has suffered medication related harm, what was the main cause? ADR, non-adherence, other, unable to determine
- What medications were implicated? Free text entered by research pharmacist
- What was the clinical event of the MRH? Free text entered by research pharmacist
- 4. If the patient has suffered medication related harm, was it preventable? Definitely, possibly, not preventable, not able to determine
5. If the patient has suffered medication related harm, what was the severity? Fatal, life threatening, serious, significant
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