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Table 3 Therapeutic categories of medications associated with medication administration errors in the ICU of JUSH, April 2011

From: Medication administration errors in an intensive care unit in Ethiopia

Drug category Frequency (%)
Antibiotics 228 (36.7)
Analgesic/antipyretics 85 (13.7)
Anticonvulsants 64 (10.3)
CNS drugs 62 (10.0)
Cardiovascular drugs 61 (9.8)
GI drugs 53 (8.5)
Opioid 26 (4.2)
Others* 42 (6.8)
Total 621 (100)
  1. *Others = Hematologic, anesthetics, anti-parasitic, anticoagulants, anti-thyroids, corticosteroids.