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An elderly woman was accidentally given 5 days of morphine meant for another patient. This led to a delay in her discharge. She eventually died. The woman’s family is complaining that the hospital has taken too long to change procedures to prevent other medication errors. The Disputes Resolution Service has supported the finding by the ACC that the doctors involved in her care were negligent.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Manawatu Standard
About: Medication error blamed on doctors
Date: 7 November 2004
Source: Manawatu Standard
Author: Janine Rankin
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