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March 23, 2020

Inaccuracies Regarding the Joint Commission Newborn Identification Standard—Reply

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
  • 2Child Health Evaluation and Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(6):622-623. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0068

In Reply In my Editorial1 of the article by Adelman et al,2 there is no statement that the distinct naming convention failed to reduce wrong patient error rates in multiple-birth newborns. There are statements in the Editorial1 that report the findings of the study support the authors’ hypothesis2 that following the adoption of the Joint Commission standard, wrong patient errors among children of multiple births were approximately twice that of singleton errors, and the excess risk increased with the number of siblings in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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