Colour-coded wristbands confusing

Ananny, Lesley
January 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/20/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p161
Academic Journal
The article reports on the disadvantage of using colour-coded wristbands in patients in the American hospitals. It says that the use of color-coded wristbands in the U.S. facilities have caused confusion among doctors and nurses as some states adopted 6 to 7 colours to indicate the same condition. It mentions that the Canadian officials will not move with standardization of wristband colours as wristbands are rarely used in Canada in consideration of patients' privacy and confidentiality.


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