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Understanding vs. competency: the case of accuracy checking dispensed medicines in pharmacy.

James L, Davies G, Kinchin I, et al. Advances in health sciences education : theory and practice. 2010;15:735-47.

This study found that student and staff pharmacists were both capable of detecting inaccuracies in medication dispensing. However, both groups demonstrated only a superficial understanding of the dispensing process, and were unable to identify underlying system factors that could lead to errors.