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Table 1 Types of dispensing errors and their total occurrence

From: Identifying dispensing errors in pharmacies in a medical science school in Trinidad and Tobago

Type of error Total number of errors  
  Inpatient Adult outpatient Pediatric outpatient Total
Content errors
 Incorrect drug 0 3 1 4
 Incorrect strength 2 2 3 7
 Incorrect dosage form 0 2 1 3
 Dose added 1 1 1 3
 Missing doses 1 8 3 12
 Omission of items 5 7 1 13
 Deteriorated medication 1 4 0 5
 Other content errors 0 2 0 2
Total content errors 10 29 10 49
Labeling errors
 Incorrect patient name 2 14 2 18
 Incorrect drug name 1 3 0 4
 Incorrect drug strength 0 0 0 0
 Incorrect drug quantity 1 1 0 2
 Incorrect dosage form 1 0 3 4
 Incorrect date 1 2 1 4
 Incorrect instruction(s) 3 6 1 10
 Additional warning 1 0 0 1
 Pharmacy address 2 5 0 7
 Other labeling errors 0 6 2 8
Total labeling errors 12 37 9 58
Documentation errors
 Absent/incorrect controlled drug records 0 0 0 0
 Other documentation error 0 2 0 2
Total documentation errors 0 2 0 2
Total errors 22 68 19 109