You are viewing the site in preview mode

Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 3 Test results and distribution of risk of error for each discipline and topic

From: Medication knowledge, certainty, and risk of errors in health care: a cross-sectional study

Content (no of questions) Correct answers Low risk1) Moderate risk2) High risk3)
Gen. Pharmacology (3) 82% 56% 39% 5%
Effect (3) 80% 56% 41% 3%
Side effects (3) 81% 59% 34% 7%
Formulations (2) 41% 14% 45% 42%
Interactions (1) 60% 22% 68% 10%
Generics (2) 81% 68% 25% 7%
Pharmacology (14) 74% 50% 39% 11%
Regulations (2) 59% 46% 29% 25%
Storage (4) 33% 21% 51% 27%
Dispensation (4) 60% 48% 28% 24%
Administration (4) 63% 49% 23% 28%
Drug management (14) 53% 40% 33% 26%
Conversion of units (7) 76% 61% 29% 10%
Dose-quantity-strength (4) 92% 73% 24% 3%
Infusions (2) 84% 57% 40% 4%
Dilutions (1) 55% 25% 68% 8%
Drug dose calculations (14) 80% 61% 32% 7%
Totalt (42) 69% 50% 35% 15%
  1. All percentages were calculated from the total number of answers from all 203 participants.
  2. 1) Low risk: When the participant expressed relatively or very high certainty in correct answer
  3. 2) Moderate risk: When the participant expressed relatively or very high uncertainty, independent of correct/incorrect answer.
  4. 3) High risk: When the participant expressed relatively or very high certainty in incorrect answer.