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This case describes a man in his 70s with a history of multiple myeloma and multiple healthcare encounters for diarrhea in the previous five years, which had always been attributed to viral or unknown causes, without any microbiologic or serologic testing. The patient was admitted to the hospital with gastrointestinal symptoms and diagnosed with cholecystitis and gangrenous gallbladder. Two months after his admission for cholecystitis, he was readmitted for severe vomiting and hypotension.
Plymouth Meeting, PA: ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2022.
Lu D. The Guardian. October 18, 2022.
Lovelace Jr, B. NBC News. September 7, 2022.
NIHCM Foundation. Washington DC: National Institute for Health Care Management. August 2, 2022.
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
This piece discusses the role that media plays in affecting patient safety.
London UK: Crown Copyright; March 30, 2022. ISBN: 9781528632294.
Ellis NT, Broaddus A. CNN. August 25, 2021.
Kritz F. Shots. National Public Radio; May 24, 2021.