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Table 2 Overview of events, characteristics of patients involved and event categories

From: Mix of methods is needed to identify adverse events in general practice: A prospective observational study

  Total number examined Number of events Mean age Age range Age <50 yrs Age >50 yrs % Female Events in office administration Events in diagnosis Treatment events Events in communication
GP registration 20 20 57 5–91 30% (6/20) 70% (14/20) 70% (14/20) 35% (7/20) 25% (5/20) 15% (3/20) 25% (5/20)
Pharmacist registration 6 6 62 40–90 33,3% (2/6) 50% (3/6) 66,7% (4/6) - - 100% (6/6) -
Patient registration 91 27 44 17–75 69,2% (18/26) 30,8% (8/26) 66,7% (18/27)     
Random records 150 11 57 34–75 36,4% (4/11) 63,6% (7/11) 36,4% (4/11) 18,2% (2/11) 9,1% (1/11) 36,4% (4/11) 36,4% (4/11)
Deceased records 28 4 75 33–94 25% (1/4) 75% (3/4) 100% (4/4) 25% (1/4) 25% (1/4) - 50% (2/4)
Total 295 68    47% (31/66) 53% (35/66) 64,7% (44/68)