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Evaluation of causes and frequency of medication errors during information technology downtime.

Hanuscak TL, Szeinbach SL, Seoane-Vazquez E, et al. Evaluation of causes and frequency of medication errors during information technology downtime. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66(12):1119-24. doi:10.2146/ajhp080389.

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July 8, 2009
Hanuscak TL, Szeinbach SL, Seoane-Vazquez E, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66(12):1119-24.

Despite the growing use of technological approaches to reduce medication errors, such as automated dispensing systems, this study found that patients remain vulnerable to medication errors during scheduled and unscheduled system downtime.

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Hanuscak TL, Szeinbach SL, Seoane-Vazquez E, et al. Evaluation of causes and frequency of medication errors during information technology downtime. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66(12):1119-24. doi:10.2146/ajhp080389.