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Patient safety in North America: beyond "operate through your initials" and "sign your site."

Wong DA, Lewis B, Herndon JH, et al. Patient Safety in North America: Beyond “Operate Through Your Initials” and “Sign Your Site”*. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American Volume. 2009;91(6). doi:10.2106/jbjs.h.01462.

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June 24, 2009
Wong DA, Lewis B, Herndon JH, et al. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American Volume. 2009;91(6).

This article highlights the discussion at a joint symposium between Canadian and American orthopedic associations. The authors discuss the state of patient safety, wrong-site surgery, and future areas for improvement initiatives.

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Wong DA, Lewis B, Herndon JH, et al. Patient Safety in North America: Beyond “Operate Through Your Initials” and “Sign Your Site”*. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American Volume. 2009;91(6). doi:10.2106/jbjs.h.01462.