Rhode Island Hospital Fined for Fifth Surgery Error in Two Years

Few people could argue with the notion that hospital operations performed on the wrong body part are events that should never happen, but at one hospital, these so-called wrong-site operations have taken place five times since 2007. Rhode Island Hospital, based in Providence, has been fined $150,000 by the Rhode Island Department of Health after a surgeon operated on the wrong finger of a patient last month. Among the ramifications, the hospital will have to install video cameras in all of its...Full Story
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