Journal Article

Comparison of barcode scanning by pharmacy technicians and pharmacists' visual checks for final product verification.

Wang BN-T, Brummond P, Stevenson JG. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2016;73:69-75.

In this study at a satellite pharmacy of a large academic hospital, barcode scanning by technicians was better at detecting dispensing errors than visual checking by pharmacists. This supports prior research showing that barcode scanning decreases dispensing errors and adverse drug events in the hospital.