Journal Article
Study

Robotic dispensing improves patient safety, inventory management, and staff satisfaction in an outpatient hospital pharmacy.

Rodriguez-Gonzalez CG; Herranz-Alonso A; Escudero-Vilaplana V; Ais-Larisgoitia MA; Iglesias-Peinado I; Sanjurjo-Saez M.

Pharmacy robots are now commonly used in hospitals for dispensing medications. Conducted at a Spanish hospital, this study found that use of pharmacy robots reduced medication dispensing errors and improved staff efficiency. The role of a pharmacy robot in a serious medication error is explored in a book that examined the effects of technological change on the health care system.