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Journal Article

Patient misidentification in the neonatal intensive care unit: quantification of risk.

Gray JE, Suresh G, Ursprung R, et al. Pediatrics. 2006;117:e43-7.

This study demonstrated that more than half of the patients in a single neonatal intensive care unit are at risk for misidentification errors due to similarities in patient names or medical record numbers.