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Table 3 Documentation of prescription changes in the record of the primary care provider, for different patient groups

From: In-hospital prescription changes and documentation in the medical records of the primary care provider: results from a medical record review study

  Total number of prescription changes Correct documentation Inadequate documentation No documentation
Sex
 Women n = 187 38 (20.3%) 93 (49.7%) 56 (30.0%)
 Men n = 221 48 (21.7%) 103 (46.6%) 70 (31.7%)
Age
  ≤ 45 n = 68 5 (7.4%) 36 (52.9%) 27 (39.7%)
 46–64 n = 144 30 (20.8%) 62 (43.1%) 52 (36.1%)
  ≥ 65 n = 196 51 (26.0%) 98 (50.0%) 47 (24.0%)
Department
 Cardiology n = 289 69 (23.9%) 148 (51.2%) 72 (24.9%)
 Gastroenterology n = 119 17 (14.3%) 48 (40.3%) 54 (45.4%)