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VA hospital lax on surgery deaths: report
Key officials at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kentucky never met to review patient records over what was behind an unusual number of deaths during surgery in the first half of 2013, federal investigators said.
Despite several deaths occurring during surgery between January and July 2013, the Surgical Committee at the Lexington VA Medical Center never met to investigate what happened, said the VA’s internal watchdog, the Inspector General, in a report released Monday.
“There was no evidence that any of the deaths were reviewed by the facility’s Surgical Committee,” investigators said.
“We have already been actively working on improvements,” she said.
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