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Table 2 Types of errors prevented by electronic prescribing and robots (Smith, 2005)

From: Integrated electronic prescribing and robotic dispensing: a case study

Type of error Proportion Electronic prescribing prevents Robot prevents Electronic prescribing + Robot prevents
  Of errors    
wrong drug supplied 23%   Y Y
wrong strength of correct drug supplied 23%   Y Y
wrong quantity 10%   Y Y
wrong warnings or directions 10% Y   Y
wrong drug name on the label 9% Y   Y
wrong strength on label 8% Y   Y
wrong form 7%   Y Y
wrong patient name on label 7% Y   Y