Boston hospital tells of surgery on wrong side
An experienced surgeon at Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center recently operated on the wrong side of a patient, a mistake disclosed in an e-mail that hospital administrators sent to staff members. Massachusetts authorities are investigating the errant surgery, which happened during an elective procedure. The mistake happened as hospitals, regulators, and insurers are devoting unprecedented attention to combating medical errors. In June, Massachusetts said it would stop reimbursing hospitals for medical costs associated with mistakes.
- CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- CNO on Hospital Redesign: 'You Can't Over-Communicate'
- Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts
- Carondelet to Pay $35M to Settle Fraud Allegations
- PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- 3 Traits Personality Assessments Can't Reveal
- CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'