A safe practice standard for barcode technology.
Approach to Improving SafetyResource TypeSetting of CareClinical AreaError TypesOrigin/Sponsor
Barcode technology has been advocated as a strategy to reduce medication errors. This narrative review explored barcoding solutions applied in various care settings and found that they resulted in notable reductions of transcription, dispensing, and administration errors. The authors recommend standards for successful implementation of barcode technology systems.