Pharmacy directors continue to rate automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) as the most essential technology in their automation portfolio. Backing up this claim are high satisfaction rates among users, the increasing use of ADCs as the primary means of drug dispensing, and a growing number of facilities planning to enlarge the capacity of their existing units. Unfortunately, that same exuberance has not been applied to bar code verification during the refill process. Only 35% of hospitals are using this key safety measure on a consistent basis. While that number is a slight improvement over 2010’s 30%, it still leaves almost two thirds of hospitals with insufficient safety practices at this vital point in the distribution process ... read more
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