GP33

Accuracy in Patient and Sample Identification, 1st Edition

This guideline describes the essential elements of systems and processes required to ensure accurate patient identification. The principles in this document may be applied to manual or electronic systems. Design considerations covered include criteria for accuracy, differences in inpatient vs outpatient settings that impact patient identification, language and cultural considerations, and standardization of processes across the health care enterprise.

This document is available in electronic format only.

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Publication Details

Chairholder: Sheila M. Woodcock, MBA, FCSMLS(D)

Date of Publication: March 25, 2010

ISBN Number: 1-56238-721-9

Order Code PDF: GP33AE

Order Code Print: print not available

Edition: First

Pages: 68