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

Thompson KM, Swanson KM, Cox DL, et al. Implementation of Bar-Code Medication Administration to Reduce Patient Harm. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2018;2(4):342-351. doi:10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2018.09.001.

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February 20, 2019
Thompson KM, Swanson KM, Cox DL, et al. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2018;2(4):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.

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Thompson KM, Swanson KM, Cox DL, et al. Implementation of Bar-Code Medication Administration to Reduce Patient Harm. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2018;2(4):342-351. doi:10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2018.09.001.

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