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Identifying the 'right patient': nurse and consumer perspectives on verifying patient identity during medication administration.

Kelly T, Roper C, Elsom S, et al. Identifying the 'right patient': nurse and consumer perspectives on verifying patient identity during medication administration. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2011;20(5):371-9. doi:10.1111/j.1447-0349.2010.00739.x.

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May 11, 2011
Kelly T, Roper C, Elsom S, et al. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2011;20(5):371-9.

This qualitative study demonstrated marked similarities between nurse and consumer perspectives for safe patient identification. Technical aids, such as wristbands and photographs, were deemed important but not replacements for the nurse–patient encounter.

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Kelly T, Roper C, Elsom S, et al. Identifying the 'right patient': nurse and consumer perspectives on verifying patient identity during medication administration. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2011;20(5):371-9. doi:10.1111/j.1447-0349.2010.00739.x.