Healthcare group agrees $500m settlement for unnecessary surgery

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 06 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:59
  1. Jeanne Lenzer
  1. New York

    The second largest health provider in the United States, Tenet Healthcare, has agreed to pay nearly $500m (£270m; €390m) to settle claims that doctors did unnecessary surgery at the Redding Hospital, in Redding, California.

    The hospital was raided by 40 agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2002 after it received reports that doctors were performing numerous unnecessary cardiac operations (BMJ 2002;325: 1130).

    The settlement was signed on 14 …

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