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July 9, 2009

Prostate Cancer Errors Due to Lack of Strong Safety Culture

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 11:50 pm

According to the <a href= “http://media.www.dailypennsylvanian.com/media/storage/paper882/news/2009/07/09/News/Doctor.Defends.Misconduct-3751141.shtml”>The Daily Pennsylvanian</a> “after each brachytherapy procedure at the medical center, a urologist is required to scan the patient to find any seeds within the patient’s bladder and remove them at that time.””

According to Steven Reynolds, director of the Division of Nuclear Materials Safety for the NRC, reporting standards were established in 1978 and are the same for all hospitals.“What we have seen is a lack of a strong safety culture here at the VA of Philadelphia,” Reynolds said. “It ought to have been reported to patients that seeds were in the bladder.”

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