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Patient Safety Lapses In The Hospital

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 5:19am
David Nash, MD, MBA, FACP

Earlier this month, at the third annual American Medical Student Association Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Institute, I listened with sympathy — and, frankly, a certain amount of discomfort — to a fourth-year medical student’s account of his grandmother’s recent hospitalization at a well regarded inpatient facility in New York City.

Admitted with an initial diagnosis of pneumonia, Cole Zanetti’s grandmother languished in the hospital for almost four weeks.

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