TITLE

After 5 'never' events, observer, taping required

PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Mar2010, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Rhode Island Hospital performed five surgeries on the wrong surgical site, therefore, the state health department is requiring all surgeries to be observed for a year and for surgeons to be video taped performing surgeries twice a year.
ACCESSION #
48167693

 

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