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Table 4 Frequency of use in situations of subjectively “critical” drug orders

From: Comparative evaluation of different medication safety measures for the emergency department: physicians’ usage and acceptance of training, poster, checklist and computerized decision support

Physician Paper poster Paper checklist Digital case sheet
Got briefing Frequency of use Usage in …% of critical orders Got briefing Frequency of use Usage in …% of critical orders Got briefing Frequency of use Usage in …% of critical orders
1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. yes weekly up to 10%
2 yes monthly up to 10% yes monthly up to 10% yes weekly up to 10%
3 no never -- no never -- yes weekly up to 25%
4 yes weekly up to 25% no several times a day up to 50% no several times a day up to 50%
5 yes once a day up to 10% yes several times a day up to 25% yes several times a day up to 25%
6 yes never -- yes monthly never yes once a day up to 10%
7 yes never -- yes monthly up to 10% yes once a day up to 50%
8 yes once a day up to 50% yes several times a day up to 100% yes several times a day up to 100%
9 no never -- no never -- no never --
  1. Notes: „n.a.” = no answer.