Ask ECRI: Patient Identification in Outpatient Radiology

August 8, 2023 | Health System Risk Management


​A member recently asked about patient identification in outpatient radiology. In our response we provide information and resources regarding strategies for reducing identification-related events, including patient ID bands and verification processes, as well as tools and sample policies.

Approaches to patient identification in outpatient radiology can vary depending on the organization. Some organizations require ID bands for outpatient radiology, or some types of outpatient radiology, while others do not require ID bands. Another complicating factor is that many resources do...

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