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Bar Codes Cut Down on Hospital Medication Errors
Date:5/5/2010

e University of Alabama School of Public Health in Birmingham, added that "this is not surprising -- it's not rocket science."

"You improve a process, make it easier for people to do the right thing and harder for people to do the wrong thing, you will probably see some benefits," he said.

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For more information on medication errors, visit the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.



SOURCES: Eric G. Poon, M.D., M.P.H., director of clinical informatics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; Chris Longhurst, M.D., medical director of clinical informatics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, Calif.; Nir Menachemi, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor and director, Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama School of Public Health, Birmingham; May 6, 2010, New England Journal of Medicine, May 3, 2010, Pediatrics, online


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