UK patients wrongly certified as ‘dead’

In what’s becoming an all-too familiar motif here, the BBC has another story about medical staff wrongly pronouncing the death of their patients. This is bound to fuel another round of premature burial stories. From the BBC:

‘Patients in five English hospitals have been incorrectly diagnosed as being dead over the past five years, the BBC has discovered.
The information was obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Donal MacIntyre programme.
In each case the mistake was later realised, the programme reports. ‘

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Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.


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