New Patient Mistakenly Checked in as AnotherPresenting to his new primary physician's office for his first visit, a man was checked in under the record of an existing patient with the exact same name and age. The mistake wasn't noticed until the established patient received the new patient's test results by email. In the accompanying commentary, Robert A. Green, MD, MPH, and Jason Adelman, MD, MS, both of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, explore factors that contribute to wrong-patient orders and strategies to prevent these errors, particularly recommendations from the ONC SAFER Guides.
New Patient Mistakenly Checked in as Another
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