Journal Article

Work overload is related to increased risk of error during chemotherapy preparation.

Carrez L, Bouchoud L, Fleury S, et al. Journal of oncology pharmacy practice : official publication of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners. 2019;25:1456-1466.

This simulation study compared performance of pharmacists in preparing chemotherapy under conditions of increasing workload, as measured by the number of doses needed. Investigators found that as the volume of work increased, so did the risk of errors. This finding highlights the need to ensure working conditions promote safety.