TableĀ 3

The distribution of AEs according to the NCC MERP severity scale

Harm scoreDescriptionAEs
FrequencyPer cent
EPatient experienced temporary harm that required intervention11843.5
FPatient experienced temporary harm that required initial or prolonged hospitalisation13449.4
GPatient experienced permanent harm51.8
HPatient experienced harm that required life-sustaining intervention62.2
IPatient died as a result of the harm83.0
  • AE, adverse event; NCC MERP, National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention.