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Table 1 Frequency of (inappropriate) splitting of tablets and capsules before and during computerised decision support.

From: Substantial reduction of inappropriate tablet splitting with computerised decision support: a prospective intervention study assessing potential benefit and harm

Prescribed dosage form Baseline period Intervention period
  n (%) n (%)
Split scored tablets/all scored tablets 966/5126 (18.8) 976/5876 (16.6)
Inappropriately split scored tablets/all scored tablets 34/5126 (0.7) 33/5876 (0.6)
(Inappropriately) split unscored tablets/all unscored tablets 183/3386 (5.4) 76/3496 (2.2)
(Inappropriately) split capsules/all capsules 40/1033 (3.9) 37/1114 (3.3)
Total number of split drugs*/all drugs* 1189/9545 (12.5) 1089/10486 (10.4)
Total number of inappropriately split drugs*/all drugs* 257/9545 (2.7) 146/10486 (1.4)
  1. *capsules and tablets