Panama radiation overdose case was "human error":
This article was originally published in Clinica
Human error was to blame for the radiation overdose of 28 patients at Panama's Instituto Oncologico Nacional, according to the health ministry. To date, 11 of the patients have died and the rest remain under close observation. A two-month investigation into what health minister Fernando Gracia has described as "the country's worst case of medical negligence in a state hospital" will centre around eight doctors and other technical and administrative personnel.
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