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The Efficacy of Patients' Wristband Bar-code on Prevention of Medical Errors: A Meta-analysis Study

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(2015) The Efficacy of Patients' Wristband Bar-code on Prevention of Medical Errors: A Meta-analysis Study. Applied Clinical Informatics. pp. 716-27. ISSN 1869-0327 (Electronic) 1869-0327 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26767066

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patient misidentification, as a major patient safety issue, occurs in any healthcare setting and leads to inappropriate medical procedures, diagnosis or treatment, with serious outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of wristband bar-code medication scanning to reduce medical errors (ME). METHODS: A meta-analysis study was conducted. The relevant studies were searched in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and Scopus from 1990 to March 2015. Thereafter, the studies retrieved were screened based on predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Data were extracted, and the quality of the included studies was evaluated using the STROBE checklist. RESULTS: In total, 14 articles involving 483 cases were included. The meta-analysis indicated that the use of wristband bar-code medication scanning can reduce the ME around 57.5 (OR=0.425, 95 CI: 0.28-0.65, P<0.001). The study results showed a marked heterogeneity in the subgroup analysis (I-squared=98). This was I(2)=70.35, P-value=0.018 for the type of samples and I(2)=99, P-value<0.001 for years and countries. CONCLUSION: Wristband bar-code medication scanning can decrease the ME in hospital setting. Since the patient's safety is the main goal of the World Health Organization, it is recommended that a unique patient identification barcode should be used with name, medical record number, and bar-coded financial number.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Khammarnia, M.UNSPECIFIED
Kassani, A.UNSPECIFIED
Eslahi, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: *Electronic Data Processing Humans Medical Errors/*prevention & control Outcome Assessment (Health Care)/*statistics & numerical data *Wrist Patient wristband electronic barcode medical error
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Page Range: pp. 716-27
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Clinical Informatics
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 6
Number: 4
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2015-06-R-0077
ISSN: 1869-0327 (Electronic) 1869-0327 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/1081

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