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Preventable deaths in patients admitted from emergency department.

Lu T-C, Tsai C-L, Lee C-C, et al. Preventable deaths in patients admitted from emergency department. Emerg Med J. 2006;23(6):452-5.

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June 21, 2006
Lu T-C, Tsai C-L, Lee C-C, et al. Emerg Med J. 2006;23(6):452-5.

The authors retrospectively reviewed charts of early mortality in their emergency department from a 3-year period and categorized events that were preventable. They found that inappropriate medical management, delay in diagnosis, and misdiagnosis contributed to the deaths.

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Lu T-C, Tsai C-L, Lee C-C, et al. Preventable deaths in patients admitted from emergency department. Emerg Med J. 2006;23(6):452-5.