Measurements for drug delivery

European Metrology Research Programme, Health Impact Report
Peter Lucas

Abstract
Infusion is an important way of supplying critical drugs to vulnerable patients, but it is essential to know the amount of the drug delivered. Knowing the flow rate of the drugs, or how fast a quantity of drug is delivered, is vital for safe health care. Currently, drug delivery at low flow rates cannot be set up with sufficient accuracy to meet prescribed treatments. Very low flow delivery rates are difficult to validate and inaccuracy in delivery can be dangerous to vulnerable patients. 

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