Tom Latham

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QUALITY PROBLEM OR ISSUE Patient identification in a teaching hospital in Malawi. Initial assessment 34% of hospital staff recalled a misidentification event in the preceding year; less than 10% of staff described the use of unique patient identifiers other than name when taking blood samples and 98% of laboratory requests included no identifiers other than(More)
In the late spring of 2008, the Chevron-led Gulf of Mexico Gas Hydrate Joint Industry Project (JIP) expects to conduct an exploratory drilling and logging campaign to better understand gas hydrate-bearing sands in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The JIP Site Selection team selected three areas to test alternative geological models and geophysical(More)
There is currently no systematic provision for chemotherapy of adult patients with cancer in Malawi. Is the introduction of such a service now feasible in Malawi, and should an individual patient with potentially treatable disease be given chemotherapy in the absence of such a service? The technical, economic and moral issues are discussed here in the form(More)
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