Friday, October 3, 2014

Ebola, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, and Medical Errors

Ebola is in the United States!  Everybody (please don't...) panic!  Quarantine all Texans!  Though that might be a good idea anyway (just kidding).  More on Ebola in general in another post if I have time.

First off though, we've found out more information about the sequence of events leading to the hospitalization of the patient, Thomas Duncan.  Apparently, he came to the hospital, told people he'd come back from Liberia, and was still discharged home.  He was only admitted 2 days later when his nephew called the CDC.  The tale reveals a fascinating story of medical quality and system error.