*Indicates High Risk
Translating data from seemingly unique cases into a clinical process that triggers an awareness of clinical vulnerabilities is what brings these stories to life.
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After undergoing a breast biopsy, a 50-year-old female patient developed flu-like symptoms, persistent hypotension, irreversible organ damage, and died.
Seeking data to better understand patient safety risks can provide more timely knowledge. Exploring opportunities to address the most critical vulnerabilities can turn that knowledge into actions that reduce the risk of harm to whoever shows up next in your ED.
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March 31, 2006
A 32-year-old male was diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction after earlier same-day ED evaluation and discharge.
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September 1, 2005
The most significant improvement opportunities happen to coincide with some of the biggest problems identified in medical malpractice claims—communication and coordination among providers.
May 1, 2007
Nearly a quarter of patients who present to emergency rooms with a heart attack had been seen with cardiac symptoms by their primary care physician previous 30 days. In almost half of those cases, the primary care physicians sent the patient home instead of to the hospital.
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