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Journal Article > Study
Bonnabry P, Cingria L, Ackermann M, Sadeghipour F, Bigler L, Mach N. Int J Qual Health Care. 2006;18:9-16.
Using failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), this study examined the role that pharmacy services organization and information technologies (IT) played in more than 12,000 chemotherapy treatments at a 2200-bed university hospital. Investigators performed their analyses after reengineering of the medication administration process and prior to full integration of IT solutions. Findings suggested major improvements and risk reduction resulting from the reengineering process, with centralization of pharmacy and IT implementations contributing complementary benefits. The study provides a nice example of how FMEA techniques analyze high-risk care processes while prioritizing the opportunities for necessary safety interventions.
Journal Article > Commentary
Safe chemotherapy administration: using failure mode and effects analysis in computerized prescriber order entry.
Kozakiewicz JM, Benis LJ, Fisher SM, Marseglia JB. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2005;62:1813-1816.
This case study describes one hospital's use of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to improve the reliability of the electronic ordering process for chemotherapeutic agents.
Journal Article > Study
Error reduction in pediatric chemotherapy: computerized order entry and failure modes and effects analysis.
Kim GR, Chen AR, Arceci RJ, et al. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160:495-498.
This study utilized a multidisciplinary team of oncology providers to conduct a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and generate recommendations for implementing a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system. Investigators tracked more than 1000 chemotherapy orders before and after CPOE implementation and discovered lower rates of ordering errors with the new process. Discussion includes specific recommendations that resulted from the FMEA and presentation of the error types (eg, order and treatment plan match, correct calculation, nursing checklist present) noted during the study period. The authors acknowledge the importance of CPOE as a tool to reduce chemotherapy-related medication errors and advocate for close collaboration among clinical and information technology experts to drive such interventions.