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Table 5 Analysis of the criteria-Fscores

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

Criterion Recommended criteria Paper-based criteria-Fscore (absolute figures) CPOE criteria-Fscore (absolute figures) P value Change pattern
Number The prescription includes relevant patient data:
1  Allergies and intolerances 81.9% (1515/1850) 54.0% (859/1592)  < 0.001
2  Age in years 18.2% (337/1850) 100.0% (1592/1592)  < 0.001
3  Weight in kilograms 55.2% (1021/1850) 87.0% (1385/1592)  < 0.001
4  Organ functions (eGFR and creatinine) 88.9% (1645/1850) 88.0% (1401/1592) 0.401
5  Drug history 43.1% (750/1742) 61.9% (921/1489)  < 0.001
6 The prescription is valid 57.5% (1063/1850) 100.0% (1592/1592)  < 0.001
7 The prescription was created with the aid of a computer 0.0% (0/1850) 100.0% (1592/1592)  < 0.001
8 The prescription is easy to read 89.8% (1662/1850) 100.0% (1592/1592)  < 0.001
9 The prescription does not contain abbreviations for active substances 78.8% (646/820) 73.4% (568/774) 0.012
  The prescription contains minimum information on the drug:
10  Full trade name or every active substance 96.2% (1780/1850) 99.7% (1588/1592)  < 0.001
11  Dose strength and unit 57.1% (1053/1843) 80.0% (1269/1586)  < 0.001
12  Dosage form and type of release 12.6% (234/1850) 96.4% (1535/1592)  < 0.001
  The prescription contains minimum dosage information:
13  Single dose and unit 14.9% (273/1833) 94.4% (1503/1592)  < 0.001
14  Dosage interval 74.4% (1364/1833) 100.0% (1592/1592)  < 0.001
15 The prescription contains the single dose as a whole number 96.9% (1363/1407) 97.7% (1470/1505) 0.183
16 The prescription states invasive, risky administration types clearly and without abbreviations 8.4% (29/345) 100.0% (243/243)  < 0.001
17 The prescription clearly indicates the body part and site for administration 27.3% (3/11) 60.0% (3/5) 0.299
18 The prescription contains no identifiable risks for the patient 93.0% (1720/1850) 94.1% (1498/1592) 0.183
19 The prescription contains the reason for administration 1.3% (6/452) 79.8% (289/362)  < 0.001
20 The prescription is complete and unambiguous 61.9% (1145/1850) 91.4% (1455/1592)  < 0.001
  1. CPOE, computerized physician order entry; criteria-Fscore, fulfilment score per criterion; , change pattern with different starting points, end points, and gradient direction; , change pattern with different starting and end points but same gradient direction; , change pattern with different starting points but same end points and gradient direction; , change pattern with same starting points, end points, and gradient direction