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What are the most common emergency room errors made?

  • Administrative errors (i.e. confused patient records, mislabeled test results)
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to check patient history
  • Failure to consult with a specialist
  • Failure to provide essential medical care
  • Failure to provide the patient with the appropriate aftercare
  • Failure to treat an illness or infection
  • Improper care or hygiene that causes infections
  • Incorrect use of a medical device
  • Medication errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Misreading or misinterpretation of diagnostic or laboratory results
  • Ordering the incorrect tests for a patient


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