Aug 21, 2016 10:49 AM
New Hampshire Hospital must investigate case of patient suicide upon discharge
NASHUA — A team of medical and legal experts is being assembled to determine whether human errors in treatment, or flaws in the system prompted a 63-year-old Nashua woman to throw herself to her death last month mere hours after she was discharged from New Hampshire Hospital, reports the Union Leader.
At stake is the hospital's right to continue operating.
The suicide calls for the "sentinel event" procedure, a provision by the Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations that is intended to let hospitals learn from tragic events and improve procedures.