Rhode Island Hospital is hit with $300,000 fine
A surgical instrument was discovered on Oct. 15 in the abdomen of a patient who had undergone surgery at Rhode Island Hospital three months earlier.
Hospital officials revealed the incident, which they said they learned about only last Friday, at a news briefing Tuesday. An imaging test detected the instrument, believed to be forceps.
The briefing was held to discuss a separate surgical error that occurred in August, in which a broken drill-bit piece was left in a patient’s scalp.
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