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Wristbands as aids to reduce misidentification: an ethnographically guided task analysis.

Smith AF, Casey K, Wilson J, et al. Wristbands as aids to reduce misidentification: an ethnographically guided task analysis. Int J Qual Health Care. 2011;23(5):590-9. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzr045.

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September 28, 2011
Smith AF, Casey K, Wilson J, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2011;23(5):590-9.

Color-coded wristbands are often used to identify patients and alert providers to specific safety considerations, such as allergies. This study used human factors engineering principles to examine how wristbands were used for safety purposes at two British hospitals.

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Smith AF, Casey K, Wilson J, et al. Wristbands as aids to reduce misidentification: an ethnographically guided task analysis. Int J Qual Health Care. 2011;23(5):590-9. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzr045.

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