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Missed calls in hospital ICUs connected to more than 40,000 deaths annually: study
Modern Healthcare

About a quarter of adult patients treated in the intensive-care unit had at least one missed diagnosis at death, according to a new study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

The study, which was published online in BMJ Quality & Safety, found that up to 40,500 adult patients die with an unknown medical condition each year that may have caused or contributed to their death.

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