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Facilitated self-reported anaesthetic medication errors before and after implementation of a safety bundle and barcode-based safety system.

Bowdle TA, Jelacic S, Nair B, et al. Facilitated self-reported anaesthetic medication errors before and after implementation of a safety bundle and barcode-based safety system. Br J Anaesth. 2018;121(6):1338-1345. doi:10.1016/j.bja.2018.09.004.

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February 13, 2019
Bowdle TA, Jelacic S, Nair B, et al. Br J Anaesth. 2018;121(6):1338-1345.

This pre–post study of errors in anesthesia compared self-reported errors before and after implementation of a medication safety bundle that included smart infusion devices and barcode medication administration. Wrong-medication errors declined after barcoding was introduced, consistent with prior studies.

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Bowdle TA, Jelacic S, Nair B, et al. Facilitated self-reported anaesthetic medication errors before and after implementation of a safety bundle and barcode-based safety system. Br J Anaesth. 2018;121(6):1338-1345. doi:10.1016/j.bja.2018.09.004.