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Failures of Dallas hospital during Ebola crisis detailed in new report

By The Washington Post  
   September 08, 2015

Lack of communication among emergency room staff, poor configuration of information on the patient's electronic health record and diminished focus on patient safety were three of the main deficiencies of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas where a man infected with the Ebola virus was misdiagnosed last year and died, according to an independent report released by the hospital Friday. The hospital asked the five health-care officials on the expert panel to review the events surrounding Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian emigre who arrived at the hospital Sept. 25, 2014, and who, hours later, even after his fever reached 103 degrees, was sent home with a diagnosis of sinusitis.

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