Incidence and root cause analysis of wrong-site pain management procedures: a multicenter study.
Cohen SP, Hayek SM, Datta S, et al. Anesthesiology. 2010;112:711-718.
Wrong-site surgeries are considered
. However, a recent
suggested that wrong-site procedures may be more common than previously thought, since such errors can occur in procedures performed in areas other than the operating room. This study sought to evaluate the incidence of wrong-site surgery in pain management, using data from 10 facilities over a 2-year period. Although the overall incidence was low—only 13 cases were found with minimal associated patient harm—most cases were considered preventable, as clinicians failed to follow recommended
. A wrong-site surgery near miss is discussed in this AHRQ WebM&M
Incorrect surgical procedures within and outside of the operating room.
Neily J, Mills PD, Eldridge N, et al. Arch Surg. 2009;144:1028-1034.
Avoiding wrong site surgery: a systematic review.
DeVine J, Chutkan N, Norvell DC, Dettori JR. Spine. 2010;35(suppl 9):S28-S36.
Wrong-site craniotomy: analysis of 35 cases and systems for prevention.
Cohen FL, Mendelsohn D, Bernstein M. J Neurosurg. 2010;113:461-473.
Wrong-site and wrong-patient procedures in the Universal Protocol era: analysis of a prospective database of physician self-reported occurrences.
Stahel PF, Sabel AL, Victoroff MS, et al. Arch Surg. 2010;145:978-984.
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