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Butcher L. Hosp Health Netw. November 2011.
This article discusses wrong-site surgeries and efforts to prevent them.
Journal Article > Study
Shah RK, Nussenbaum B, Kienstra M, et al. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010;143:37-41.
This survey of otolaryngologists found that many respondents had personal experience with wrong-site surgery. Incorrectly labeled or inverted radiographic images were frequently implicated as a contributing cause.
Lee JS, Curley AW, Smith RA. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007;65:1793-1799.
This article discusses strategies to prevent wrong-site tooth extraction including education, improving referral forms, and standardizing preoperative procedures. A prior AHRQ WebM&M commentary also discussed this topic.
Journal Article > Commentary
The author explains the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' Universal Protocol on surgical site verification in the context of its implementation in a New Jersey hospital.