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Neonatal ICU sees errors drop thanks to change of patient IDs

It's not something anyone likes to picture, but sometimes the birth of a child doesn't go as planned, and as a result the baby needs to be rushed to neonatal ICU. In these cases, the parents may not have had time to pass along the name of their baby to the medical professionals -- or maybe they didn't even have a baby name picked out yet.

What should ER doctors do to avoid medical errors?

The frenetic pace of the emergency department of busy hospitals can quickly form the perfect storm for medical errors to occur.A frequent cause of many malpractice claims is the doctor failing to diagnose potentially deadly but often readily treatable conditions like: