Feds accept corrective plan from Vanderbilt hospital

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Vanderbilt spokesman John Howser said the corrective plan was submitted earlier this month and the hospital had already taken "necessary corrective actions."

Posted: Nov 30, 2018 1:28 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal officials say they have accepted a corrective plan from Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a nurse accidentally gave a lethal dose of the wrong medicine to a patient who died.

News outlets reported the error that happened nearly a year ago caused the death of an otherwise stable patient and briefly jeopardized the Medicare reimbursement status of Nashville's largest hospital.

Vanderbilt spokesman John Howser said the corrective plan was submitted earlier this month and the hospital had already taken "necessary corrective actions."

Documents that have been released about the death do not identify the patient or the nurse.

An investigation report released by Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services says the error was the result of the nurse confusing two medicines because their names started with the same letters.

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