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What is the minimum number of patient identifiers required to verify the identity of a patient per The Joint Commission standards?

1. One
2. Two
3. Three
4. Four
5. None of these

Asked by Mmatias, Last updated: Feb 24, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Feb 26, 2017

The correct answer is three. Name, identifiers, and dob.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Feb 16, 2017

Three

The Joint Commission requires a minimum of three patient identifiers when confirming a patients identity. Registrars should only select a patient record only when three identifiers have been confirmed by the patient and/or family.
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John Adney

What are the three

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