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Aged homes targeted by State

Two deaths and two resident disappearances from aged care facilities have been brought to the attention of the state health department in Arizona who has issued fines for the homes involved. One patient died after a drug error saw him develop irreversible brain damage and die by receiving another patient's diabetic medication. The second patient was a woman who choked to death after eating unsuitable food as she required a diet of soft foods. The 2 patients who went missing included a man with dementia from a closed facility who wandered off before being brought back by police, and a woman who was involved with assisted living arrangements who was not found until 18 hours later due immobility from a broken hip.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Arizona Daily Star

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About: Aged homes targeted by State

Date: 9 January 2005

Source: Arizona Daily Star

Author: Jane Erikson, Enric Volante

URL: http://www.azstarnet.com/dailystar/dailystar/110475

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Risk and drug error
  • Risk and diabetic drugs
  • Risk and dementia
  • Risk and broken hip
  • Risk and aged care facility
  • Risk and old people's home
  • Side effects
  • Side effects and diabetic drugs
  • Side effects and diabetic medication
  • Medical error
  • Medical error and death
  • Medical error and diabetic drugs
  • Medical error and diabetic medication

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