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Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:16 PM

Federal report reveals patient died needlessly in South Dakota IHS hospital

A 12-year-old girl tried to hang herself while left alone in a South Dakota hospital emergency room.

Another patient was pepper sprayed and handcuffed on the floor against the hospital's policies. He was hallucinating while on methamphetamine, and after he was restrained at the Rosebud Indian Health Service hospital he died of a heart attack.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday released inspection reports from a July probe of the hospital, which determined that patients weren't given appropriate medical care and failed to ensure a culture of safety for patients coming into the emergency room.

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The notice comes more than two years after the Rosebud Indian Health Service hospital was cited for similar shortcomings, which forced the agency that runs it to shut down the emergency room for seven months and close other departments.

Read more: https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2018/08/17/indian-health-service-federal-report-details-deadly-deficiencies/1018539002/

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Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2018 #1

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Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:26 PM

1. Do patients die needFULLY in hospitals? Do any NEED to die, ever?

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