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Table 5 Medication groups involved in prescription changes and the percentage of no documentation in the record of the primary care provider

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

Department Medication groups involved in prescription changes N = 408 No documentation Incorrect/no notation in prescription overview of PCP Incorrect/no notation in free text fields N = 126
Cardiology Total N =  289 N =  72
  1. Beta-blockers 60 (20.8%) 16 (22.2%)
2. Diuretics 49 (16.9%) 16 (22.2%)
3. Platelet aggregation inhibitors 37 (12.8%) 7 (9.7%)
Other 143 (49.5%) 33 (45.8%)
 Gastroenterology Total N =  119 N =  54
  1. Laxatives 27 (22.7%) 15 (27.8%)
2. Proton pump inhibitors 21 (17.6%) 8 (14.8%)
3. Inflammatory bowel disease medication 10 (8.4%) 8 (14.8%)
Other 61 (51.3%) 23 (42.6%)
  1. PCP primary care provider