TITLE

RI fines hospital for surgical errors

PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Feb2011, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a 2011 decision which the Rhode Island Department of Health made to fine Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island $300,000 for what the state says is a pattern of significant surgical errors. Factors which led to the department's decision, including the case of a patient who underwent surgery and was left with a piece of a broken drill bit in his skull, are discussed.
ACCESSION #
59011347

 

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