Joan Rivers investigation finds major violations (think wearing white after Labor Day)

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  1. chapped

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    (CNN) -- The Manhattan clinic that treated comedian Joan Rivers before her death made a number of serious mistakes, including failing to identify deteriorating vital signs, and providing timely intervention, according to a report released Monday.

    The report, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency, did not mention Rivers by name, but referred an 81-year-old female, or Patient #1.

    The description of that patient and the procedures she underwent match what's known about Rivers, including her age and the date of her appointment. CMS declined to say whether the patient referenced in the report is Rivers.
    s Joan Rivers' throat doctor

    -- Failing to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention;

    -- Failing to record Rivers' weight, prior to the administration of medication for sedation;

    -- Failing to consistently document the dose of Propofol, a sedative, administered;

    -- Failing to get Rivers' informed consent for each procedure performed;

    -- Failing to ensure that she was cared for only by physicians granted privilege in accordance with the clinic's bylaws;

    -- And finally, failing to abide by its own cell phone policy (the report found that a photograph was taken of a surgeon and Rivers while she was under sedation).

    Yorkville Endoscopy released a statement in response to the report, saying it has been cooperative and already taken steps to correct the situation.

    "In response to the statement of deficiencies, Yorkville immediately submitted and implemented a plan of correction that addressed all issues raised. The regulatory agencies are currently reviewing the corrective plan of action and have been in regular contact with Yorkville.

    "In addition, the physicians involved in the direct care and treatment referenced in the report no longer practice or provide services at Yorkville," it said.



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    I'm not a litigious person, but I hope Melissa cleans out the lot of them
     
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    totally agree... Joan's death has made me lose faith in 80+ year old people having numerous
    surgical procedures without fearing the Reaper
     
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    I'm surprised Joan's corpse hasn't been heard from on the show yet.
     
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    making fun of the dead would be classless, right Robin... Robin?
     
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    Negligence is negligence. If they don't give a shit taking care of a very famous woman, you think their other patients are going to get their full attention and care?
     
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    There's a clause in the pre-Eulogy agreement that forbids this...
     
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    I totally agree with the decision not to name who the person was. Could have been another 81 year old that died in the clinic that day.
     
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    i am just being a dick... pay no attention
     
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