Texas patient dies after policy slows move to ER
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 16, 2008
A mental health patient at Fort Worth, TX-based John Peter Smith Hospital died after the staff summoned an ambulance to take him to the emergency room instead of calling for doctors a little more than five minutes away. The ambulance took 15 minutes to arrive, and the hospital violated state law by its actions, an investigation by the Texas Department of State Health Services found. JPS' policy for emergency care at the psychiatric facility amounted to performing CPR and calling 911, and that was flawed, according to state investigators.
- Interventional Radiology No Longer a Sub-Specialty
- NFP Hospitals' Revenue Growth at 'All-Time Low'
- Acute Kidney Injury Gets New Focus
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- Transforming Cancer Care
- Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research: Avoiding Confusion
- mHealth Tackles Readmissions
- CNO Leads $1M Charge for New Scrubs, Uniforms
- Sharp HealthCare Leaves Pioneer ACO Program
- Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US