An investigation of an RFID-based patient-tracking and mobile alert system

Chui Ling Yeung, Siu Keung Kwok, H. C. Miu

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Abstract

In the modern era, patient health is no longer the only concern for hospitals. Hospitals have to bear the responsibility of the patient safety and the patient comfort. However, due to the overcrowded and understaffed clinical areas with complex workflow patterns, there are different forms of medical care errors arisen in the healthcare system. According to recent statistic from World Health Organization, ten of milions of patient around the world are injured or dead every yearas a result of incorrect medical care. Rroughly 10% patients admitted to hospital in developed countries suffered some forms of medical care errors or medical adverse events. It is about 1.4 million of world population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-56
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Business Management
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2011

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