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Identifying patients in hospital: are more adverse events waiting to happen?
  1. D C Perry,
  2. S J Scott
  1. University Hospital Aintree, Fazakerley, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 MrD C Perry
 SHO Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospital Aintree, Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool L9 7AL, UK; danperry{at}doctors.org.uk

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In November 2005, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) published a directive concerning identity bracelets in hospitals, and set a deadline of May 2006 for trusts to comply.1 It outlined that all inpatients should wear identification bracelets unless they do not consent, or there is good clinical reason and a formal risk assessment is undertaken to confirm this.

In June 2006, in a large UK university hospital, we conducted a prospective review of 54 emergency orthopaedic admissions to assess adherence …

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