Table 2.

Drug Classification Subgroups

CategorySubcategoryMCU
(n = 905)
NICU
(n = 621)
SICU
(n = 305)
PICU
(n = 308)
Total
(n = 2139)
Licensed375 (41%)153 (24%)100 (32%)97 (32%)725 (34%)
UnlicensedContraindicated9 (1%)5 (1%)7 (2%)1 (<1%)22 (1%)
No information on use in children112 (12%)46 (7%)33 (11%)51 (17%)242 (11%)
Prescriptions manufactured or modified
by the hospital pharmacy
239 (26%)333 (54%)80 (26%)108 (35%)760 (36%)
Total unlicensed360 (40%)384 (62%)120 (39%)160 (52%)1024 (48%)
Off-labelDose53 (6%)11 (2%)21 (7%)17 (6%)102 (5%)
 Dose and frequency50 (6%)7 (1%)8 (3%)20 (7%)85 (4%)
 Dose and indication15 (2%)1 (<1%)1 (<1%)17 (1%)
 Dose, frequency, and indication4 (<1%)3 (<1%)13 (4%)20 (1%)
 Dose, frequency, and route2 (<1%)14 (2%)1 (<1%)17 (1%)
 Dose, frequency, and age33 (4%)19 (3%)37 (12%)1 (<1%)90 (4%)
 Dose, frequency, age, and route1 (<1%)2 (1%)3 (<1%)
Age4 (<1%)1 (<1%)2 (1%)7 (<1%)
Frequency4 (<1%)29 (5%)6 (2%)2 (1%)41 (2%)
Indication2 (<1%)1 (<1%)1 (<1%)2 (1%)6 (<1%)
Route of administration2 (<1%)2 (<1%)
Total off-label170 (19%)84 (14%)88 (29%)48 (16%)390 (18%)