More problems with “never” events

The Happy Hospitalist: “Was this really a never event? Should the hospital have a pervert standing in every bathroom to wipe your mom’s ass as she valsalva’s her way to a brain hemorrhage?”

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  • Anonymous

    Decubitus (pressure) ulcer is considered a “never event”.

    But it’s not just pressure causing the pressure ulcers. It’s organ failure. Heart failure is not a “never event”. Renal failure is not a “never event”. Why is skin failure a “never event”?

  • Anonymous

    So when will intubating a 90 year old, dialyzing a drug addict, or giving the 4th round of chemo become “never events?”

    And after that, how soon until everyone pays out of pocket for the care their loved ones to have?

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