Practice of Medicine

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From Chronic Problems to an Acute Dilemma


Following several days of care in various settings, a 43-year-old man with a history of abdominal pain died while being intubated.

Key Lessons

  • The fragmentation of contemporary health care delivery systems means providers frequently lack critical information when making treatment decisions.
  • Examination of “near-misses” can alert managers of the need for new methods to ensure …


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