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An Avoidable Death of a Three-year-old Child from Sepsis.

London, UK: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; June 2014.

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July 16, 2014
London, UK: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; June 2014.

This investigation outlines how inadequate care contributed to the death of a child who developed sepsis while receiving treatment for the flu. Describing failures associated with telephone triage and out-of-hours service in the course of his care, the report recommends organization-wide efforts to improve safety, including providing guidelines for staff and support or families.