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Effect of the implementation of barcode technology and an electronic medication administration record on adverse drug events.

Truitt E, Thompson R, Blazey-Martin D, et al. Hosp Pharm. 2016;51(6):474-483.

Barcode medication administration has been shown to improve medication safety. This pre–post study analyzed voluntary error reports at a single academic medical center and found that adverse drug events decreased after barcode medication administration was implemented, as seen in prior studies.