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Preoperative site marking: are we adhering to good surgical practice?

Bathla S, Chadwick M, Nevins EJ, et al. Preoperative Site Marking. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(6):e503-e508. doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000398.

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July 26, 2017
Bathla S, Chadwick M, Nevins EJ, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(6):e503-e508.

Wrong-site surgery represents a never event. In the United States, The Joint Commission requires marking of the surgical site prior to surgery as part of the Universal Protocol. Researchers conducted a survey study of 120 surgeons in the United Kingdom and found significant variation in adherence to the national mandate for preoperative surgical site-marking.

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Bathla S, Chadwick M, Nevins EJ, et al. Preoperative Site Marking. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(6):e503-e508. doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000398.