CMS finds major issues at clinic that treated Joan Rivers

A new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services found multiple serious errors at the Manhattan clinic where comedian Joan Rivers died. The report found Yorkville Endoscopy failed to record Rivers' weight prior to giving her sedatives, did not consistently document the dosage of the sedative, failed to obtain Rivers' informed consent for each procedure and did not identify deteriorating vital signs and conduct a timely intervention. In a statement to press via Eyewitness News 7 in response to the report, Yorkville claimed it submitted a plan to correct the issues in the report, adding that it does not currently employ any of the physicians directly involved in Rivers' care or treatment. Report (.pdf via Pix 11.com)

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