Deadly Errors

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Macmillan, Apr 29, 2008 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Brain surgeon Allen Wyler has written a thriller on the bleeding edge of new-millennium hospital technology.

When a brain surgeon discovers that a revolutionary computerized medical-records system is responsible for a series of patient deaths---and threatens many more---he must navigate a treacherous maze of conspiracy. And risk his life to expose it.

* A comatose man is given a fatal dose of insulin in the Emergency Room---even though he isn't diabetic.

* An ulcer patient dies of hemolytic shock after receiving a transfusion---of the wrong blood type.

* A recovering heart patient receives a double dose of the same medication---triggering a fatal cardiac arrest.

When the doctors and nurses at Seattle's prestigious Maynard Medical Center start making preventable drug and treatment errors that kill their patients, neurosurgeon Dr. Tyler Mathews suspects that something is murderously wrong with the hospital's highly touted new "Med-InDx" electronic medical record. But when he airs his concerns to the hospital's upper management, he's met with stonewalling, skepticism---and threats.
Millions of dollars, and the future of Med-InDx, are at stake. And powerful corporate forces aren't about to let their potential profits evaporate. Tyler soon finds that his career, his marriage, and his very life are in jeopardy---along with the lives of countless innocent patients.
 

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Contents

Section 1
27
Section 2
42
Section 3
50
Section 4
71
Section 5
78
Section 6
116
Section 7
131
Section 8
139
Section 16
226
Section 17
229
Section 18
239
Section 19
245
Section 20
250
Section 21
255
Section 22
262
Section 23
269

Section 9
149
Section 10
159
Section 11
163
Section 12
177
Section 13
206
Section 14
209
Section 15
216
Section 24
273
Section 25
281
Section 26
286
Section 27
297
Section 28
311
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Dr. Allen Wyler is an internationally renowned brain surgeon with over thirty years of experience and is recognized for his pioneering work in the field of neurosurgery. He is currently medical director of Northstar Neuroscience, a biotech firm in Seattle, Washington.

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