911 call from emergency department shows the need for response teams

October 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Oct2007, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p109
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. A dying woman's family and a bystander called 911 from a hospital's emergency department, desperate for help and saying the staff were ignoring the patient. The case may hold lessons for risk managers who want to avoid such a crisis in overcrowded departments. • The incident occurred at a long-troubled hospital. The hospital has since closed. • A rapid response team may help prevent such crises.


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