To tell the truth
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While moonlighting in an emergency room, a resident physician evaluated a 35-year-old woman who was 6 months pregnant and complaining of a headache. The physician diagnosed a “mixed tension/sinus headache.” The patient returned to the ER 3 days later with an intracerebral bleed, presumably related to eclampsia, and died.
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Journal of General Internal Medicine
Volume 12, Issue 12 , pp 770-775
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- 1. Department of Health Policy and Management School of Hyygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md
- 2. Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md
- 4. Department of Philosophy, University of San Francisco, Calif
- 5. Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco