Table 4

Medication omissions from medication chart

Type of medication and perioperative planControl (N) [%]Intervention (N) [%]
Regular
 Continue179 (805) [22.2]3 (620) [0.5]
 Withhold prior to surgery46 (75) [7.4]0 (48)
 Withhold on morning of surgery21 (54) [38.9]0 (39)
 Adjust dose1 (5) [20.0]0 (5)
 Review1 (7) [14.2]0 (6)
 Cease0 (1)0 (2)
PRN
 Continue128 (248) [51.6]6 (142) [4.2]
 Withhold prior to surgery7 (12) [58.3]2 (13) [15.4]
 Adjust dose0 (2) [20.0]0 (1)
 Review0 (8) [14.3]0 (11)
Total omissions383 (1217) [31.5]11 (887) [1.2]
Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs)*12687
Over-the-counter medications (OTC)*219
  • *CAM and OTC medications were not classed as omissions in either arm if they were not prescribed on the inpatient medication chart.