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Journal Article

Impact of automated dispensing cabinets on medication selection and preparation error rates in an emergency department: a prospective and direct observational before-and-after study.

Fanning L, Jones N, Manias E. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice. 2016;22:156-63.

Adverse drug events continue to contribute to preventable errors for both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. In this study conducted in an Australian emergency department, implementation of automated dispensing cabinets for frequently used medications was associated with a decrease in medication preparation and dispensing errors by nurses.