[Blog Post] – From Fox 31 Denver: Surgeon accused of removing kidney from the wrong patient
“Massachusetts health authorities are investigating an allegation that a surgeon removed a kidney from the wrong patient.”… “Surgery performed on the wrong patient is described as a “never event” by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: an error that should never occur and indicates serious underlying safety problems. This kind of “vivid and terrifying” surgical mistake — when a procedure meant for Mr. Smith is done on Mr. Jones, for example, or when Mr. Smith’s right leg is operated on instead of his left leg — is “relatively rare,” according to the agency.” Read the full story here.
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