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Bathla S, Chadwick M, Nevins EJ, Seward J. J Patient Saf. 2017 Jun 29; [Epub ahead of print].
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.