Green Card Database Statistics (updated February 2020)

The following statistics have been gathered by the National Extravasation Information Service from ‘green card reports’ sent anonymously from various centres around Great Britain.

The reports span a period of 13 years from 1993 to 2006, and were taken randomly from the hundreds of green cards that have been received since the scheme was started.

  • Between February 1999 and February 2020, over 8100 cards were distributed to over 220 different organisations throughout the British Isles.
  • 4.3% of patients experienced communication problems.
  • 55% of reported extravasations involved the use of a pump or syringe driver
  • 16% of reported extravasations occurred following 2 or more attempts at cannulation

Please click on the links below to view the different charts:

Non-cytotoxic events
Drugs most commonly involved in Extravasation Incidents
Extravasation incidence by age
Extravasation incidence by ethnic origin
Extravasation incidence male/female patients
Number of Green Card Reports Received
Reported Outcomes for Extravasation Injuries
Use of cannula/butterfly
Region of body affected by extravasation
Incidence of extravasation by time of day

Centres Contributing To The Green Card Reporting Scheme

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