TABLE 4.

Variables Associated With Prescribing Errors in the Pediatric ED (Univariate Analysis)

VariableOR95% CI
Ordering physician
 Staff1.00Reference
 Trainee1.48(1.03–2.11)
Medication ordered at the beginning of the academic year
 Medication ordered before July 11.00Reference
 Trainees1.67(1.06–2.64)
 Staff1.30(0.81–2.08)
 All physicians1.33(0.95–1.86)
Severity of disease (based on triage category)
 Mild1.00Reference
 Moderate1.48(1.00–2.17)
 Severe2.53(1.18–5.41)
Age group
 12–18 y1.00Reference
 <3 mo0.38(0.08–1.82)
 3 mo–5 y1.91(0.98–3.72)
 6–11 y1.46(0.75–2.84)
Waiting time before seen by doctor
 <2 h1.00Reference
 ≥2 h0.88(0.54–1.43)
Weekends vs weekdays
 Weekdays1.00Reference
 Weekends1.48(1.04–2.11)
Time when drug ordered
 08:00–11:591.00Reference
 12:00–15:591.02(0.56–1.85)
 16:00–19:591.23(0.66–2.31)
 20:00–23:591.64(0.96–2.80)
 00:00–03:591.39(0.71–2.72)
 04:00–07:592.45(1.10–5.50)