Friday, July 13, 2012
I just read a frighteningly well-written New York Times article about a 12-year-old boy who died of sepsis despite going to an ER at a reasonably early point in the process. The article raises all sorts of questions about information sharing and what happens to test results. It's also a reminder of how high the stakes are. Most jobs people have, for better or worse, are not one inadvertent oversight away from tragedy (and a New York Times article). No one in the article is being accused of anything sinister, but, unfortunately, it doesn't take doing something actively evil to contribute to a terrible result. Certainly a compelling, terrifying read. Gosh.
Posted by Anon MD at 11:21 AM