Journal Article
Study

Electromagnetic interference from radio frequency identification inducing potentially hazardous incidents in critical care medical equipment. 

van der Togt R, van Lieshout EJ, Hensbroek R, et al. JAMA. 2008;299:2884-90.

Radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology is increasingly being used in health care to improve patient safety. Proposed uses include prevention of medication errors and identification of retained surgical instruments. However, this study found that RFID equipment interfered with critical care monitoring equipment, causing serious problems such as stoppage of kidney dialysis machines.