Compliance With Intended Use of Bar Code Medication Administration in Acute and Long-Term Care: An Observational Study

@article{Patterson2006ComplianceWI,
  title={Compliance With Intended Use of Bar Code Medication Administration in Acute and Long-Term Care: An Observational Study},
  author={Emily S. Patterson and Michelle L. Rogers and Roger J. Chapman and Marta L. Render},
  journal={Human factors},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={
          15-22
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To identify the types and extent of workaround strategies with the use of Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) in acute care and long-term care settings. BACKGROUND Medication errors are the most commonly documented cause of adverse events in hospital settings. Scanning of bar codes to verify patient and medication information may reduce medication errors. METHOD A prospective ethnographic study was conducted using targeted observation. Fifteen acute care and 13 long-term… CONTINUE READING
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