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John Q. Young, MD, MPP; July 2011
A healthy elderly man presented to his primary care doctor—a third-year internal medicine resident—for routine examination. A PSA test was markedly elevated, but the results came back after the resident had graduated, and the alert went unread. Months later, the patient presented with new onset low back pain and was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
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Klopotowska JE, Wierenga PC, Smorenburg SM, et al; WINGS study group. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2013;69:75-85.
Medical teams were generally able to recognize serious adverse drug events (ADEs) in hospitalized patients, but were less consistent in identifying ADEs with more subtle symptoms or those resulting only in abnormal laboratory test results.