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OBJECTIVES To identify, review and evaluate the published literature on the incidence, type and causes of dispensing errors in community and hospital pharmacy. METHOD Electronic databases were searched from 1966 to February 2008. This was supplemented by hand-searching the bibliographies of retrieved articles. Analysis of the findings explored the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of installing an original-pack automated dispensing system (ADS) on dispensary workload and prevented dispensing incidents in a hospital pharmacy. METHODS Data on dispensary workload and prevented dispensing incidents, defined as dispensing errors detected and reported before medication had left the pharmacy, were(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the rate, error type, causes and clinical significance of unprevented and prevented dispensing incidents reported by Welsh National Health Service (NHS) hospital pharmacies. METHODS Details of all unprevented and prevented dispensing incidents occurring over 3 months (September-December 2005) at five district general hospitals across(More)
Biopsy samples from a heart transplant patient with cellulitis and bursitis yielded an isolate of Mycobacterium haemophilum. The isolate was identified on the basis of a growth requirement for haemin or ferric ammonium citrate, growth at 30 degrees C but not at 37 degrees C, negative catalase test, intracellular growth in McCoy fibroblasts and sequence(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare dispensary workload, determined using the Welsh benchmarking event recording technique and the direct time technique, at two district general UK National Health Service hospitals within different university local health Boards (hospital A--manual dispensing system; hospital B--automated dispensing system). METHODS Data on dispensary(More)