Wrong phone numbers threaten patient safety

July 2010
Healthcare Risk Management;Jul2010, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p77
The article focuses on the implication of giving wrong telephone numbers by patients to their health care providers. It states that invalid telephone numbers delay the notification of diagnosis, test results, and other significant information regarding the patient. According to Patrick Hurd, invalid telephone numbers provided by patients is considered to be a developing problem for health care industry because it may lead to the creation of liability risk that needs extra measures.


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