Hong Kong retired nurse accused doctor of ‘delayed’ prescription of ‘big gun’ antibioticsShared by:
Last year, an 88-year-old female patient was admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) due to acute pulmonary edema and pneumonia. At first, her doctor prescribed her with Azithromycin and Augmentin. Yet, the patient’s condition continued to deteriorate and five days later, the doctor decided to switch to Tazocin, the ‘big-gun’ antibiotics. Unfortunately, the patient still passed away four days. The patient’s daughter then accused the doctor of a ‘delayed’ prescription of ‘big gun’ antibiotics, which led to her mother’s death.
28 Jul 2017 - General