Chemotherapy for an Eye Infection
A 68-year-old man was hospitalized due to a serious corneal infection that required urgent antibiotic treatment. The medical staff intended to prescribe the antibiotic, Doxy 100 (doxycycline). However, a highly-toxic chemotherapy drug, Doxil (doxorubicin), was prescribed by mistake. MedAware’s AI identified the error and the order was canceled.
If given, the patient may have risked suffering from toxic side effects of chemotherapy, while losing his eyesight due to untreated infection.