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Remember that patient you saw last week: characteristics and frequency of patients experiencing anticipated and unanticipated death following ED discharge.

Hoang R, Sampsel K, Willmore A, et al. Remember that patient you saw last week: characteristics and frequency of patients experiencing anticipated and unanticipated death following ED discharge. CJEM. Epub 2021 Sep 30. doi: 10.1007/s43678-021-00190-z

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December 1, 2021
Hoang R, Sampsel K, Willmore A, et al. CJEM. 2021;23(6):767-771.

The emergency department (ED) is a complex and high-risk environment. In this study, patient deaths occurring within 7 days of ED discharge were analyzed to determine if the deaths were anticipated or unanticipated and/or due to medical error. Rates of unanticipated death due to medical error were low, however clinicians should consider related patient, provider, and system factors.

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Hoang R, Sampsel K, Willmore A, et al. Remember that patient you saw last week: characteristics and frequency of patients experiencing anticipated and unanticipated death following ED discharge. CJEM. Epub 2021 Sep 30. doi: 10.1007/s43678-021-00190-z