Journal Article
Study

Errors detected in pediatric oral liquid medication doses prepared in an automated workflow management system.

Bledsoe S, Van Buskirk A, Falconer J, et al. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2018;75:127-131.

Although medication errors are a common source of preventable harm across health care settings, hospitalized children are at especially increased risk. This study evaluated a pediatric hospital's barcode-assisted medication preparation technology for dispensing oral liquid medications. The technology enhanced safety, averting more than 3000 medication errors over a one-year period.