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Robert M. Wachter, MD; October 2003
A missing lab result leads to a 6-month delay in informing a patient about a new diagnosis of HIV.
Journal Article > Commentary
Greenwood MJ, Heninger JR. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2010;14:345-348.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 9, 2011;16:1-3.
This piece discusses medication errors during emergency resuscitations and outlines risk-reduction strategies.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. May 10, 2011:D3.
This newspaper article reports on efforts to reduce errors in emergency medicine, including improving physician–nurse communication, adopting timeouts before discharge, and using trigger systems.