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Software can reduce medication error significantly

Infants in neonatal intensive care units are 3 times more likely to die from medical error than adult patients. 100,000 people die in the US from medical error. A software company claims that computerizing medications has proven extremely successful in reducing medication errors. For example, a software system can be used to monitor nutritional supply to infants in neonatal care and any errors in medication are quickly detected and staff alerted.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Daily Stanford

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About: Software can reduce medication error significantly

Date: 4 November 2004

Source: The Daily Stanford

Author: Tina Han

URL: http://daily.stanford.edu/tempo?page=content&id=15156&repository=0001_article

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