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Improving transfusion safety: implementation of a comprehensive computerized bar code-based tracking system for detecting and preventing errors.

Askeland RW; McGrane S; Levitt JS; Dane SK; Greene DL; Vandeberg JA; Walker K; Porcella A; Herwaldt LA; Carmen LT; Kemp JD.

Bar coding systems have been shown to decrease medication errors. In this study, implementation of a bar code system reduced preventable transfusion errors.