Ryan's Rule is a 3-step process to support patients of any age, their families and carers, to raise concerns if a patient’s health condition is getting worse or not improving as well as expected.
Queensland Health developed Ryan's Rule after the death of Ryan Saunders, who died in 2007. Ryan died from an undiagnosed Streptococcal infection, which led to Toxic Shock Syndrome. Ryan's parents worried he was getting worse and didn't feel their concerns were acted on in time. Ryan's Rule is an escalation process to help minimise a similar event happening.
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