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

Wang BN-T, Brummond P, Stevenson JG. Comparison of barcode scanning by pharmacy technicians and pharmacists' visual checks for final product verification. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016;73(2):69-75. doi:10.2146/ajhp150135.

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February 17, 2016
Wang BN-T, Brummond P, Stevenson JG. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016;73(2):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.

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Wang BN-T, Brummond P, Stevenson JG. Comparison of barcode scanning by pharmacy technicians and pharmacists' visual checks for final product verification. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016;73(2):69-75. doi:10.2146/ajhp150135.