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The 'Back Office' of a Dispensing Cabinet: Technology and Work Contributing to Medication Safety

Lichtner, V; Prgomet, M; Franklin, BD; Westbrook, JI; (2020) The 'Back Office' of a Dispensing Cabinet: Technology and Work Contributing to Medication Safety. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics , 270 pp. 1405-1406. 10.3233/SHTI200464. Green open access

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Abstract

Automated dispensing cabinets in clinical wards may contribute to improving safety by reducing the likelihood of medications not being available when needed. However, achieving this safety benefit is dependent on a 'back office' sociotechnical infrastructure that combines semi-automated processes with mindful, resilient work practices.

Type: Article
Title: The 'Back Office' of a Dispensing Cabinet: Technology and Work Contributing to Medication Safety
Location: Netherlands
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3233/SHTI200464
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI200464
Language: English
Additional information: © 2020 European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
Keywords: Hospital Drug Distribution Systems, Patient Safety
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy > Practice and Policy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10104292
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