Ensuring safe medical usage is one of the keys to preventing medicine-related accidents. With this in mind, there have been efforts to avoid medicines whose name or visual packaging appearance is similar to others: namely in terms of the naming, design and/or adoption of medicines. However, such countermeasures remain insufficient, since medicine-related accidents are still occurring. Because of this, we conducted a study to create a database containing information to ensure safe medical usage and construct a prescription checking system based on the san1e. In this paper, we report on the result of a study concerning the method used to extract information contained in medicine names, which can help verify users’ input of the same into a prescription input system.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Jan 1|
- Medical safety
- Medicine name structure
- Prescription entry system
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