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Wrong-patient ordering errors in peripartum mother-newborn pairs: a unique patient-safety challenge in obstetrics.

Kern-Goldberger AR, Adelman J, Applebaum JR, et al.  Wrong-patient ordering errors in peripartum mother-newborn pairs: a unique patient-safety challenge in obstetrics. Obstet Gynecol. 2020;136(1):161-166. Epub 2020/06/17. doi: 10.1097/aog.0000000000003872.

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September 23, 2020
Kern-Goldberger AR, Adelman J, Applebaum JR, et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2020;136(1):161-166.

This commentary presents two cases of near-miss wrong-patient order errors between mother-newborn pairs and discusses the unique threat the postpartum setting presents to electronic order safety. The article highlights opportunities for systems improvement.

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Kern-Goldberger AR, Adelman J, Applebaum JR, et al.  Wrong-patient ordering errors in peripartum mother-newborn pairs: a unique patient-safety challenge in obstetrics. Obstet Gynecol. 2020;136(1):161-166. Epub 2020/06/17. doi: 10.1097/aog.0000000000003872.