Using RFID for reducing medication errors

M. Hartmann, M. Specht & P. Langkafel
Background and aim: Medication errors are one of the largest categories of adverse events in healthcare; Reported incidents range from 1.3 to 7.8% (Kanjanarat, 2003) with a median prevalence of 4.3% (Winterstein, 2002). Little reliable data exists on the frequency of medication errors in European[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]