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Incidence of wrong-site surgery list errors for a 2-year period in a single national health service board.

Geraghty A, Ferguson L, McIlhenny C, et al. Incidence of wrong-site surgery list errors for a 2-year period in a single national health service board. J Patient Saf. 2020;16(1). doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000426.

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April 1, 2020
Geraghty A, Ferguson L, McIlhenny C, et al. J Patient Saf. 2020;16(1).

Operating room list errors are often cited as leading to wrong-side, wrong-site or wrong-procedure errors. This retrospective study analyzed two years of data from the United Kingdom and found that while no wrong-side, wrong-site or wrong-procedure surgeries were performed during the period, 0.29% of cases (86 cases) included a list error. Wrong-side list errors accounted for the majority of all list errors (72%). Tracking and reducing operating room list errors may help to prevent wrong-side, -site, or -procedure errors.

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Geraghty A, Ferguson L, McIlhenny C, et al. Incidence of wrong-site surgery list errors for a 2-year period in a single national health service board. J Patient Saf. 2020;16(1). doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000426.