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Table 2 General characteristics and demographics of the pre-implementation and post-implementation cohort

From: The impact of a computerized physician order entry system implementation on 20 different criteria of medication documentation—a before-and-after study

   Pre-implementation cohort (n = 160) Post-implementation cohort (n = 160) P value
Age Mean value (SD) 58.2 (± 22.1) 59.8 (± 17.7) 0.854
Sex Female 51.9% 49.4% 0.655
Average number of prescriptions per patient Mean value (SD) 11.6 (± 5.6) 10.0 (± 3.3) n.a.
All prescriptions n (%) 1850 (100%) 1592 (100%) 0.009
Standard peroral prescriptions n (%) 1051 (56.8%) 990 (62.2%) 0.673
Prescriptions with a risky administration route n (%) 265 (14.3%) 200 (12.6%) 0.117
Prescriptions as needed n (%) 452 (24.4%) 362 (22.7%) 0.012
Other prescription n (%) 82 (4.4%) 40 (2.5%) 0.002
  1. n, number; SD, standard deviation