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R.I. hospital fined $300,000 for leaving drill bit in patient's head

Posted on Nov 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

October 27, 2010 by Brendon Nafziger, Writer A Rhode Island hospital was fined $300,000 by the state for leaving a broken drill bit in a patient’s head for two days following brain surgery, according to state officials, and local media also report a separate case at the hospital where forceps were left in a patient for three months after surgery. The R.I. Department of Health (HEALTH) said a joint investigation with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services uncovered that staff at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence didn’t follow its own rules as part of a...

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