Incident: SA hospital staff put on alert after computer glitch adds digit to medication dosages | ABC News (Australia)

Incident: SA hospital staff put on alert after computer glitch adds digit to medication dosages | ABC News (Australia)

Australia Medical System Incident, 07 May 2021

SA hospital staff put on alert after computer glitch adds digit to medication dosages

SA Health says it’s not aware of any “adverse clinical outcomes”

Source: SA hospital staff put on alert after computer glitch adds digit to medication dosages | ABC News (Australia)
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SA Health is investigating whether patients have been overdosed with medication as a result of a glitch in the computer system used at some of the state’s major hospitals.

On Wednesday night, staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Noarlunga Hospital were sent an urgent memo informing them of an issue with the Sunrise computer system which was duplicating the last digit of medication doses.

The memo states that 10mg may display as 100mg and 15mg could display as 155mg.

In a statement, a spokesperson for SA Health said they were not aware of any “adverse clinical outcomes” at this time.

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