Evidence briefings on interventions to improve medication safety

automated dispensing systems

E. C. Lehnbom, K. V. Oliver, M. T. Baysari, J. I. Westbrook

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Policy question: Do automated dispensing systems reduce dispensing and administration errors and improve efficiency?

Current evidence shows: Automated dispensing systems (ADS) have the potential to reduce certain types of medication errors such as omitted doses, but are less effective in reducing other types of errors. There is some evidence to suggest that ADS assist with storage capacity and stock control, but the evidence is conflicting regarding time saved following installation of ADS. Cost savings are related to better stock control.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherUniversity of New South Wales
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

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