My facility was recently retagged for incorrect diabetic flowsheets. Nurses either forgot to put the correct insulin given or forgot to notified MD if bg was outside of parameters. During the state's revisit, the surveyor randomly selected 6 diabetic flowsheets and found mistakes on 3 out of the 6 diabetic flowsheets. How does state determine medication error rate? We have over 30 diabetics on sliding scale but he only looked at 6. I know we can't have more than a 5% medication error rate. How is the error rate determined? Shouldn't it be an overall audit of all of our diabetics on sliding scale? Also, shouldn't the total number of medication opportunity errors be counted. The surveyor calculated our error rate as 50% because he found 3 errors on six flowsheets. If he would have counted the total number of possible opportunities for medication error (which was 360) our medication error rate would have been less than 1%.