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April 7, 2021

Common general surgical never events: analysis of NHS England never event data.

Omar I, Singhal R, Wilson M, et al. Common general surgical never events: analysis of NHS England never event data. Int J Qual Health Care. 2021;33(1):mzab045. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzab045.

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Omar I, Singhal R, Wilson M, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2021;33(1):mzab045.

Never events, a significant type of adverse event, should never occur in healthcare. This study analyzed 797 surgical never events that occurred from April 2012 to February 2020 in the National Health Service (NHS) England and categorized them into three main categories: wrong-site surgery (53.58%), retained items post-procedure (44.54%), and wrong implant/prosthesis (1.88%). In total 56 common general surgery never events have been found. Being aware of the common themes may help providers to develop more effective strategies to prevent these adverse events.

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Omar I, Singhal R, Wilson M, et al. Common general surgical never events: analysis of NHS England never event data. Int J Qual Health Care. 2021;33(1):mzab045. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzab045.