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3 Mass hospitals faulted for failing to report patient deaths and injuries

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 575 77 3 | about 3 years ago

Federal regulators have faulted three large Massachusetts hospitals, along with a dozen more nationwide, for failing to properly report patient deaths and injuries that may have been caused by medical devices — part of a renewed effort to detect problems before they cause widespread harm.

Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women’s, and UMass Memorial were among 17 hospitals inspected last December by the FDA. Regulators were concerned about infections possibly linked to contaminated instruments called duodenoscopes, used to examine the small intestine, and about the spread of uterine cancer when a surgical device called a power morcellator, which cuts up tissue, is used.

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