Observational Audits of the Patient Identification Process

Patient ID observation 1

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 2

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 3

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 4

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 5

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 6

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 7

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 8

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 9

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 10

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 11

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 12

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 13

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 14

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 15

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 16

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 17

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 18

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 19

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 20

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 21

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 22

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 23

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 24

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 25

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 26

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Asked to provide another unique identifier or gender ascertained

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 27

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Gender ascertained

Asked to provide another unique identifier

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 27

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Gender ascertained

Asked to provide another unique identifier

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

Patient ID observation 28

When ID established

Asked to provide full name

Asked to provide date of birth (DOB)

Asked to provide address

Gender ascertained

Asked to provide another unique identifier

Patient identification established using at least three unique identifiers

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