Take 5: Speak Up - Preventing Medical Errors

Throughout the health care industry the failure to correctly identify patients continues to lead to major patient safety events. Wrong patient errors can occur in virtually all stages of diagnosis and treatment. The Joint Commission has several standards and resources available to improve the accuracy of patient identification.

Maureen Carr, project director in Standards and Survey Methods in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission, joins Take 5 to speak on patient identification.  [4:07]