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Hidden patient safety threat: Dietary errors

Hospital staff may tend to think of avoiding medication errors, infections or surgical complications when addressing patient safety. But there’s another element to patient safety that often goes overlooked: Food allergies and dietary errors. 

Food allergies cause far more ER trips than previously known

New research indicates as many as 200,000 trips to the Emergency Department are caused by simple food allergies each year. That’s a big jump from the 30,000 most in the field had previously believed.