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Automation and Medication Errors
A look at the incidence of errors in automated medication systems.
# 122345 | 5,000 words | 19 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Medical and Health (Drugs)

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This report consisted of a review on automation and its effects on medication errors. The problem and other key terms were defined and its importance and scope was then discussed. The literature was then reviewed and it consisted of studies on the efficacy of information technologies generally as well as of studies pertaining to one specific type of technology-- the computerized physician, the prescription filling robot, etc. Offers conclusions and recommendations.

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" The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention defines a medication error as follows: A medication error is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient or consumer. Such events may be related to professional practice health care products, procedures and systems including prescribing order communication product..."

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