Hospital fined $50K for third wrong site

January 2008
Healthcare Risk Management;Jan2008, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p10
A Rhode Island hospital recently reported its third wrong-site neurosurgery in a year. The state health department has fined the hospital and issued a compliance order to reduce the risk of further wrong-site errors. • The hospital has reported four wrong-site surgeries in six years. • The compliance order requires better use of time out and data confirmation before surgery. • The hospital already had pledged to improve policies and procedures after the previous incidents.


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