Practice of Medicine
Details Lost in the Shuffle Led to Patient Death
November 26, 2013
An elderly gentleman presented to the hospital ED with complaints of "dizziness." After examining the patient, the ED physician obtained a neurology consult. A PA from the neurology practice responded to the call.
Later, a neurologist from the same practice admitted the patient for "observation and workup of possible stroke." The patient was afebrile at the time of the neurologist's …
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