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Improvement in detection of wrong-patient errors when radiologists include patient photographs in their interpretation of portable chest radiographs.

Tridandapani S, Olsen K, Bhatti P. Improvement in Detection of Wrong-Patient Errors When Radiologists Include Patient Photographs in Their Interpretation of Portable Chest Radiographs. J Digit Imaging. 2015;28(6):664-70. doi:10.1007/s10278-015-9808-2.

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July 15, 2015
Tridandapani S, Olsen K, Bhatti P. J Digit Imaging. 2015;28:664-70.

This innovative pilot study found significant improvement in radiologists' ability to detect wrong-patient errors when patient photographs were provided with radiographs. The authors advocate for including photographs with portable radiographs to prevent patient mislabeling errors and augment safety.

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Tridandapani S, Olsen K, Bhatti P. Improvement in Detection of Wrong-Patient Errors When Radiologists Include Patient Photographs in Their Interpretation of Portable Chest Radiographs. J Digit Imaging. 2015;28(6):664-70. doi:10.1007/s10278-015-9808-2.