January 23, 2012

Wrong surgery cases hit a high


Minnesota hospitals reported 26 incidents last year in which doctors performed the wrong procedures on patients -- including 10 cases involving the wrong replacement joints, breast implants or cataract lenses…'Looking harder' for mistakes The Mayo Clinic's Methodist Hospital in Rochester reported 12 incidents, including four wrong procedures out of 145,589 performed last year. The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, reported 35 events, including two wrong procedures out of 164,191. Additional adverse events coverage: Duluth News Tribune

Star Tribune by Jeremy Olson, 1/18/2012

Tags: Issues, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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