Massachusetts Considers Law Giving Patients The Right To Have Their Surgery Videotaped

videtape surgery.jpgThe Massachusetts legislature is weighing a bill that would give patients the right to have their surgery videotaped if they paid for the recording. Hospitals that refused to allow videotaping would face a $10,000 fine.
The bill had a hearing Tuesday before the Public Health Commission.
Personally, I think that in many surgeries the videos would be of little value in proving medical malpractice because so much of surgery requires working in tight confines that cameras can’t peer into.
But the psychological effect of recording may prompt surgeons to be more attentive and courteous, thus contributing to patient safety.

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