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The name game

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3008 (Published 11 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3008
  1. Sean Strong, surgical research fellow,
  2. Kathryn Evans, specialist registrar, paediatric surgery,
  3. Janet McNally, consultant, paediatric surgery
  1. 1Paediatric Surgical Department, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  1. ss799{at}doctors.org.uk

Names are important for patient identification. In our paediatric surgery centre anecdotal reports from clinicians suggested parents were often changing the names of their infants, making patient identification difficult.

We aimed to …

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