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Delay in surgery and improper performance
Delay in surgery and improper performance

On December 24, a 64-year-old man fell from a ladder and injured his left forearm. He came to the emergency...

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Failure to admit, diagnose, and treat

On July 13 at 12:45 a.m., a 48-year-old man was brought to a hospital emergency department (ED) by air ambu...

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