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  • Published June 2008

Electromagnetic interference from radio frequency identification inducing potentially hazardous incidents in critical care medical equipment. 

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Radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology is increasingly being used in health care to improve patient safety. Proposed uses include prevention of medication errors and identification of retained surgical instruments. However, this study found that RFID equipment interfered with critical care monitoring equipment, causing serious problems such as stoppage of kidney dialysis machines.

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