Kent Hospital to invest $1.7M in patient verification systems after 4 medical errors

KENT HOSPITAL and Care New England have pledged $1.7 million in surgical verification and prevention of items left inside patients after four self-reported errors. The errors involved two procedures on the wrong body part of patients and catheter guidewires left in two patients. / COURTESY KENT HOSPITAL
WARWICK – Kent Hospital, a Care New England facility, has agreed with the R.I. Department of Health to invest at least $1.7 million into patient identification and verification systems after reporting two procedures on the wrong area of patients’ bodies and two incidents in which catheter guidewires were left inside patients. According to RIDOH, the…

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