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Table 3 Student performance: identification of medication administration error

From: Can medical students identify a potentially serious acetaminophen dosing error in a simulated encounter? a case control study

Academic year Number of students Verbally noted by student during simulation* N(%) Written in note after simulation N(%)
Student discovered that acetaminophen was administered n(%) Student established the dosage of acetaminophen Student stated that the dose was too high Student identified medication error in write up Male Female
2010-11 114 88 (77) 44 (39) 12 (11) 12 (11) 4 (4) 8 (7)
2011-12 108 44 (41) 49 (45) 9 (8) 9 (8) 8 (7) 1 (1)
2012-13 118 102 (86) 68 (58) 16 (14) 13 (11) 7 (6) 6 (5)
Total 340 234 (69) 161 (47) 37 (11) 34 (10) 19 (6) 15 (4)
  1. *recorded by standardized patients immediately upon completion of the encounter.