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Hospitals Overhaul ERs to Reduce Mistakes

  • May 10, 2011

Laura Landro explains how insurance companies are working with hospitals to make ERs safer.


An 18-year-old man with fever and chills is sent home from the emergency room with Tylenol and later dies of sepsis, a blood infection. A 42-year-old woman with chest pains is discharged, only to suffer a heart attack two hours later. A 9-year-old girl's appendix ruptures after doctors rule she's just got a bellyache.

 

Find out what hospitals are doing to prevent more mistakes like these:  
Hospitals overhaul ERs to reduce mistakes