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Coroner calls for changes to discharge letter procedures after patient death


This sounds like an unusually complex situation: how often do we have to deal with a patient jumping in front of a train who happens to have had an unrelated cardiac arrest the previous month and who also happens to have an unrelated terminal illness and an unrelated degenerative disease? There is a danger that if we alter systems to better cope with this type of very rare case, the result will be increased bureaucracy when dealing with simple cases. And this increased bureaucracy will itself put other lives at risk by taking up more clinician time.

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19 Sep 2019

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