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Newspaper/Magazine Article

The wrong goodbye.

Sexton J, Schweber N. The wrong goodbye. ProPublica. October 31, 2019.

Misidentification of patients can cause harm. This news investigation explores an unique case of patient misidentification that resulted in unplanned removal of life support and a subsequent death. The authors identify system failures across the broad health care and criminal justice continuum that contributed to the failure.