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Medication errors linked to hospital technology flaws, July 15, 2008

Misuse of hospital technology leads to increased medication errors, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The study revealed that both the technology design and its implementation—often relied upon as a “cure-all” for medication administration errors—is flawed and can increase the likelihood of some errors. In addition, researchers found that “the urgencies of care” and creative attempts to cope with the problems have caused other medication errors.