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Oops, sorry, wrong patient! A patient verification process is needed everywhere, not just at the bedside.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 10, 2011;16:1-4.
This piece identifies situations in which patient verification errors occur and provides strategies to address them.
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Elizabeth A. Howell, MD, MPP; Mark R. Chassin, MD, MPP, MPH; May 2006
A woman with a fractured right foot receives spinal anesthesia and nearly has surgery for trimalleolar fracture and dislocation of the left ankle. Only immediately prior to surgery did the team realize that the x-ray was not hers.