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17th October 2016
No, It happens in US also!
Wrong kidney from wrong patient taken out at a US Massachusetts Hospital!
Associated Press: A surgeon at a Massachusetts hospital in the United States removed a kidney from the wrong patient after failing to confirm the patient’s identity. The surgeon was supposed to remove a kidney with a tumor from a patient at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester in July, but instead removed a healthy kidney from a different patient with the same name. The hospital failed to follow proper patient identification protocols by checking birth dates. The patients were several years apart in age.
IMA Stand
  • This is a never event.
  • This is a system failure.
  • This is deficiency of service.
  • One is liable under CPA for compensation.
  • It may not be a criminal liability.
If this incident had occurred in India, It would have resulted into violence against medical establishment.
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