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Hospital changes procedures after study finings on medical errors

A Boston hospital is changing some of its procedures after studies revealed that overworked, sleep deprived first-year residents or interns made 35% more serious medical errors than those who worked no more than 17 hours. The main error involved prescribing the wrong dose of medicine.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Day

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About: Hospital changes procedures after study finings on medical errors

Date: 31 October 2004

Source: The Day

Author: Lis Kowalczyk


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