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Table 3 Summary Table

From: The impact of a novel medication scanner on administration errors in the hospital setting: a before and after feasibility study

What was already known on the topic What this study added to our knowledge
Barcode medication administration technology has been shown to improve patient safety when used properly Direct observations can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of closed loop medication administration (CLMA) systems
There may be instances where barcode scanning of medications is not possible e.g., barcode label missing, unit dose dispensing, and alternative verification approaches are of interest Systems that scan the solid oral dosage units may contribute to reduced medication administration errors as part of a CLMA process
  This study is the first evaluation of MedEye in a UK hospital setting