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Using "near misses" analysis to prevent wrong-site surgery.

Yoon RS, Alaia MJ, Hutzler LH, et al. Using "near misses" analysis to prevent wrong-site surgery. J Healthc Qual. 2015;37(2):126-32. doi:10.1111/jhq.12037.

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October 30, 2013
Yoon RS, Alaia MJ, Hutzler LH, et al. J Healthc Qual. 2015;37(2):126-32.

By tracking improper surgical bookings and observing time-out procedures, this study measured near misses for wrong-site surgery and provided education about correct procedures when they encountered errors. After this education, surgical booking and time-out procedures improved.

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Yoon RS, Alaia MJ, Hutzler LH, et al. Using "near misses" analysis to prevent wrong-site surgery. J Healthc Qual. 2015;37(2):126-32. doi:10.1111/jhq.12037.