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March 29, 2012

The occurrence of wrong-site surgery self-reported by candidates for certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

James MA, Seiler JG, Harrast JJ, et al. The occurrence of wrong-site surgery self-reported by candidates for certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 2012;94(1):e2(1-12). doi:10.2106/JBJS.K.00524.

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James MA, Seiler JG, Harrast JJ, et al. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 2012;94:e2(1-12).

This study found that wrong-site surgeries continued to occur despite adoption of "Sign Your Site" initiatives and implementation of a Universal Protocol. The most common errors reported were related to wrong-level spine surgery.

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James MA, Seiler JG, Harrast JJ, et al. The occurrence of wrong-site surgery self-reported by candidates for certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 2012;94(1):e2(1-12). doi:10.2106/JBJS.K.00524.