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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 3, 2009;14:1-3.
This article discusses how a criminal prosecution has deeply affected an Ohio pharmacist who lost his license and is serving a prison sentence for failing to detect a medical error, which led to the death of a child.
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Mueller BU. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014;61:966-969.
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Carberry AR, Hanson K, Flannery A, et al. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018;57:11-18.
Missed or delayed cancer diagnoses can lead to delays in treatment and worse outcomes. This retrospective cohort study of new pediatric cancer patients found that there were diagnostic delays or errors in 28% of cases. The authors suggest that multiple visits for the same complaint should raise concerns about diagnostic accuracy.