Unitarization is the process of preparing meds in ready form to be administered to the patient.
This process is normally carried out at the Hospital Pharmacy, Medicines Storage Sector or Unit Dose Center for several hospitals, but always linked to the responsibility and control of the Hospital Pharmacy. Unitarization or fractionating of medicines is important to centralize the control of meds in the Hospital Pharmacy and to differentiate packaging. Also to place a hospital barcode.
The centralization of control allows a reduction of up to 57% of Adverse Events, according to two studies carried out in Germany and the USA.