Editor’s note: More than a decade after the IOM’s landmark report, “To Err is Human”, we continue to experience significant medical errors.
Data show kidney patients get wrong blood thinners
Data from 829 U.S. hospitals showed 22.3% of kidney dialysis patients prescribed a blood thinner after undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention got one that was not recommended for them. Researchers said the mistakes resulted in almost twice the number of major bleeding events for these patients and significantly more deaths. ABC News/Reuters (12/8)
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