Automated dose dispensing improves patient safety
- At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
- Type: Poster
- By: HONKANEN, Outi (PharmaService Ltd., Helsinki, Finland)
- Co-author(s): Suominen, R. (PharmaService Ltd., Helsinki, Finland)
Vainio, M. (PharmaService Ltd., Helsinki, Finland)
I. BackgroundIn automated dose dispensing (ADD), drug products are dispensed in doses by a dose dispensing machine and the dose pouches are labelled. The technology has been developed to replace error-prone manual dose dispensing. For example, an error rate of nearly 20% has been reported in manual dose dispensing (Barker KN et al., Arch Intern.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.