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A woman who was too unwell to walk was sent home from a busy hospital. She was later admitted and treated with antibiotics for a golden staph infection of the heart. It was too late - infective endocarditis caused a stroke and she died. A South Australian deputy coroner blamed doctors for the misdiagnosis as well as the poor conditions of the emergency ward.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Australian
About: Woman sent home with golden staph endocarditis
Date: May 4 2004
Source: The Australian
Author: Richard Yallop
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