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martes, 7 de febrero de 2017

Death after discharge

avoidingERrors - By Jesse - February 7, 2017
“Over 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries die each year across US within 7 days of discharge from emergency departments, despite mean age of 69 and no obvious life limiting illnesses.”
This finding from a new study in the BMJ underscores the importance of disposition and discharge planning in the emergency department. Death after discharge is rare but devastating for patients, families and health providers, and carries a high medico-legal cost. It also includes potentially preventable errors and opportunities to improve patient care.
Here’s a brief summary of five articles on this topic, in chronological order, followed by a summary and safe discharge checklist..."