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Dunn WF, Adams SC, Adams RW. Chest. 2008;133:1217-1220.
This case report describes how diagnostic and medication errors led to a temporary coma. The article features the views of both the patient and her husband, and an accompanying editorial discusses disclosing errors to patients.
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Seliger SL, Zhan M, Hsu VD, Walker LD, Fink JC. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008;19:2414-2419.
Boodman SG. The Atlantic. June 7, 2015.
Delirium is a common unintended consequence of hospitalization, most often following a surgical procedure. This magazine article discusses characteristics of the condition, contributing factors, challenges to diagnosing it, and strategies to reduce its incidence. A previous AHRQ WebM&M commentary describes the key diagnostic differences between delirium and dementia.