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Sorting out pills is key to fast hospital throughput
Posted:
16 Sep 2010

By: COLIN GRAY

Sorting out pills is key to fast hospital throughput

How many people every day find themselves stuck on hospital wards for hours because the pills they require before going home aren’t ready? It must be thousands. Typically, the patient wants to go home. A relative or friend may be frustrated, waiting to collect them, missing time at work and clocking up charges in the hospital car park. And, of course, clinicians need the bed for others.