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Patient safety in otolaryngology: a descriptive review.

Danino J, Muzaffar J, Metcalfe C, et al. Patient safety in otolaryngology: a descriptive review. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2017;274(3)(3):1317-1326. doi:10.1007/s00405-016-4291-z.

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November 16, 2016
Danino J, Muzaffar J, Metcalfe C, et al. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2017;274(3):1317-1326.

This review discusses general patient safety concerns and those specific to otolaryngology, including problems related to use of lasers, diagnostic discrepancies associated with thyroid conditions, risks linked to use of adrenaline in the surgical field, and incidents involving wrong-site surgery.

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Danino J, Muzaffar J, Metcalfe C, et al. Patient safety in otolaryngology: a descriptive review. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2017;274(3)(3):1317-1326. doi:10.1007/s00405-016-4291-z.