The cost of implementing inpatient bar code medication administration.

@article{Sakowski2013TheCO,
  title={The cost of implementing inpatient bar code medication administration.},
  author={Julie Ann Sakowski and Alan Ketchel},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={e38-45}
}
OBJECTIVES To calculate the costs associated with implementing and operating an inpatient bar-code medication administration (BCMA) system in the community hospital setting and to estimate the cost per harmful error prevented. STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective, observational study. Costs were calculated from the hospital perspective and a cost-consequence analysis was performed to estimate the cost per preventable adverse drug event averted. METHODS Costs were collected from financial… CONTINUE READING