Medication process in Styrian hospitals

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The aim of this work was to analyse the medication process and the potential for errors during the process steps. For this purpose, a literature review was conducted and a questionnaire was developed to compare the results from the literature with the current medication process in Styrian hospitals. The questionnaire was divided into four different parts with a total of 29 questions. For the survey all 37 Styrian hospitals were contacted whereas 11 filled out the questionnaire. The survey showed that there is no standardized medication process defined and that the rate of medication errors is generally underestimated. In addition, technical solutions may help to reduce errors but are expected to be hardly used in clinical practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341–343
JournalCurrent Directions in Biomedical Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2016
EventBMT 2016: D-A-CH Dreiländertagung - Basel, Switzerland
Duration: 4 Oct 20166 Oct 2016

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  • Human- & Biotechnology

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