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Why does hospital staff keep asking me my name and date of birth?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
Your health care team will be asking you to repeat your name and date of birth often. Don’t get annoyed. Be thankful they’re taking steps to make sure they’re treating the right person.
Doc's ER Survival Guide (DocHandal's Guides)

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Doc's ER Survival Guide (DocHandal's Guides)

Few people get through life without at least one trip to the emergency room (ER), either as a patient or support person for a family member or friend. Doc’s ER Survival Guide is designed to help...

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