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Preventing wrong site, procedure, and patient events using a common cause analysis.

Mallett R, Conroy M, Saslaw LZ, et al. Preventing wrong site, procedure, and patient events using a common cause analysis. Am J Med Qual. 2012;27(1):21-9. doi:10.1177/1062860611412066.

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August 31, 2011
Mallett R, Conroy M, Saslaw LZ, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2012;27(1):21-9.

After several episodes of incorrect surgical procedures, a medical center conducted individual root cause analyses and summarized the findings to identify common causes of each individual error. These findings were used to implement systematic prevention measures.

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Mallett R, Conroy M, Saslaw LZ, et al. Preventing wrong site, procedure, and patient events using a common cause analysis. Am J Med Qual. 2012;27(1):21-9. doi:10.1177/1062860611412066.