Perfect storm led to healthy kidney removal

Doctor failed to use second patient identifier in checking scan

ANKUR PARIKH, a 37-year-old urologist, logged into the medical records system at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and examined what he thought was a CT kidney scan that had been done on his 65-year-old patient who had blood in his urine. The scan showed the presence of a large tumor on the left kidney,(...)

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