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Effectiveness of medicines authentication technology to detect counterfeit, recalled and expired medicines: a two-stage quantitative secondary care study.

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OBJECTIVES: To identify the authentication and detection rate of serialised medicines using medicines authentication technology.

DESIGN AND INTERVENTION: 4192 serialised medicines were entered into a hospital dispensary over two separate 8-week stages in 2015. Medicines were authenticated using secure external database cross-checking, triggered by the scanning of a two-dimensional data matrix with a unit specific 12-digit serial code. 4% of medicines included were preprogrammed with...

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10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013837

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Said Business School
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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Said Business School
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
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Paediatrics
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Brindley, D
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
12
Pages:
e013837
Publication date:
2016-12-09
Acceptance date:
2016-11-08
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2044-6055
Source identifiers:
666341
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English
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2017-01-12

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