New Rice policy aims to reduce risk of patient misidentification, identity theft
WILLMAR -- While the patient was in Rice Memorial Hospital's emergency room, nurses happened to overhear family members discussing what name to use.
It was an immediate tip-off: Here was a patient who might be using a fake ID.
Hospital officials and staff can count on at least a few cases each year of patients using a false name, an identity stolen from someone else, or someone else's insurance card.
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