Monday, August 14, 2006

Medical malpractice at its most tragic level! High Risk of Medication Error for Kids With Leukemia

Medical malpractice at its most tragic level! A recent study found that kids treated as outpatients at Seattle Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center have a one-in-five chance of receiving the wrong medication or an incorrect dosage. At least one error affected 13 of the 69 children involved in the study. According to the bean-counting researchers, the mistakes were trivial, but three of them could have caused problems for the kids. The bean-counters wouldn't say it's "trivial" if it were their children. Associated Press, The Seattle Times 08/14/2006 Read Article: The Seattle Times

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