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Oct

2016

Numerous medical malpractice cases stem from discharges that should not have happened.

"You're good to go. I'm discharging you." To whom does that responsibility belong when the best interests of a patient are taken into regard?Numerous medical malpractice cases stem from discharges that should not have happened. The lion's share originates from poor judgment in the emergency department. When a patient suffering from evidence of a heart attack, bowel obstruction, appendicitis attack or other acute condition is prematurely released, the outcome - without timely treatment - can be fatal. The same can happen when a person admitted for treatment is discharged when there may be evidence of an infection that needs more acute attention or a disease that s not properly documented.

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