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Journal Article
Study

Implementation of bar-code medication administration to reduce patient harm.

Thompson KM, Swanson KM, Cox DL, et al. Mayo Clinic proceedings. Innovations, quality & outcomes. 2018;2:342-351.

This pre–post study found that medication administration errors decreased after the introduction of barcode medication administration, echoing prior studies. The authors conclude that use of barcode medication administration technology improves patient safety by reducing medication errors.