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Table 3 Frequency and details of main types of patient safety incidents (n = 36) and the most common medications (n = 21) implicated

From: Safety in primary care (SAP-C): a randomised, controlled feasibility study in two different healthcare systems

PSI Characteristics n (%)
Types of PSIsa:
 Medication 21 (58.3%)
 Monitoring 15 (41.7%)
 Diagnosis and diagnosing 9 (25%)
 Coding/record keeping 7 (19.4%)
 Investigations 7 (19.4%)
 Communication 6 (16.6%)
 Unclear/insufficient info to classify 3 (8.3%)
Medications most commonly implicated in PSIsb:
 Diuretics 8 (38.1%)
 ACEI/ARBs 3 (14.3%)
 Opiates 3 (14.3%)
 Antibiotics 2 (9.5%)
 Warfarin 2 (9.5%)
 Other hypoglycaemic agents 1 (4.8%)
 NSAIDs including aspirin 1 (4.8%)
 Not specified 3 (14.3%)
  1. Note. aFigures do not total to 36 as some PSIs fall within more than one of the categories
  2. bFigures do not total to 21 as more than one medication was implicated in the instance of some PSIs
  3. ACEI angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, ARB angiotensin II receptor blockers, NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug