Report: Nurses didn't record order to watch patient later found dead in hospital stairwell

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 2, 2014 - 8:30 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — Nurses at a San Francisco hospital "inadvertently discontinued" a doctor's orders to have a staff member maintain a constant watch on a patient who ended up leaving her room and was found dead in a locked emergency stairwell 17 days later, California public health inspectors found.

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