Journal Article

Sharing lessons learned to prevent incorrect surgery.

Neily J; Mills PD; Paull DE; Mazzia LM; Turner JR; Hemphill RR; Gunnar W.

The Veterans Affairs (VA) system has published important studies on the incidence of wrong-site, wrong-procedure, and wrong-patient surgery. This study reports on the VA's effort to disseminate lessons from these events to prevent further such errors.