TABLE 2

Severity Categories of ADEs Based on the System Used for Classifying Medication Errors by the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention28

CategoryDescription
EContributed to or resulted in temporary harm to the patient and required intervention
FContributed to or resulted in temporary harm to the patient and required initial or prolonged hospitalization
GContributed to or resulted in permanent patient harm
HRequired intervention to sustain life
IContributed to or resulted in the patient's death