Construction and analysis of database for outer packaging of identical medicine

Michiko Ohkura, Yusuke Tanitsu, Masaomi Kimura, Fumito Tsuchiya

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Abstract

The objective of this research is to reduce the burden on medical staff related to the outer packaging and wrappings of medicine. Currently, generic medicines are being sold and there are multiple outer packaging kinds even for the identical medicine. For such outer packaging, various sizes and displays are adopted. The reasons why a large number of outer packaging exists among medicine are not only the variety of dosage forms and amounts but also many manufacturers and distributors of generic products. However, no research has compared the forms and the positions of the information display of the outer packaging of identical medicine. Therefore, we constructed a database of outer packaging that contains generic products of the same medicine and analyzed them by focusing on size and display. This paper describes the research results on its target medicine: Amlodipine Tablet 5 mg.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2018
EditorsNancy J. Lightner
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages159-167
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319943725
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
EventAHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2018 Jul 212018 Jul 25

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume779
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherAHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period18/7/2118/7/25

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Keywords

  • Amlodipine
  • Display
  • Generic medicine
  • Medical staff
  • Outer packaging
  • Size

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Ohkura, M., Tanitsu, Y., Kimura, M., & Tsuchiya, F. (2019). Construction and analysis of database for outer packaging of identical medicine. In N. J. Lightner (Ed.), Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2018 (pp. 159-167). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 779). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94373-2_17