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Preventing dispensing errors by alerting for drug confusions in the pharmacy information system—a survey of users.

Campmans Z, van Rhijn A, Dull RM, et al. Preventing dispensing errors by alerting for drug confusions in the pharmacy information system-A survey of users. PLoS One. 2018;13(5):e0197469. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0197469.

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August 8, 2018
Campmans Z, van Rhijn A, Dull RM, et al. PLoS One. 2018;13(5):e0197469.

Dispensing errors are a common source of preventable adverse events in community pharmacies. Dutch investigators evaluated the effectiveness of an electronic system in reducing drug name confusion among similar medications. Users found the system was helpful for preventing dispensing errors and did not feel it contributed substantially to alert fatigue.

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Campmans Z, van Rhijn A, Dull RM, et al. Preventing dispensing errors by alerting for drug confusions in the pharmacy information system-A survey of users. PLoS One. 2018;13(5):e0197469. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0197469.