wrong-site surgery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wrong-site surgery a surgical operation performed on the wrong part of the body
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Usage


In news:

After becoming concerned about wrong-site surgery, a St Louis doctor invented a device to keep patients safe.
The Joint Commission in June cited early progress on a pilot project designed to identify and prevent the problems that can lead to wrong-site and wrong-patient surgeries.
Wrong site surgeries and procedures happen as many as 40 times each week in US hospitals, Joint Commission safety experts acknowledged in a recent teleconference.
When every OR professional makes the commitment to support Time Out for every patient, every time, wrong site, wrong procedure, wrong person surgeries will be prevented.
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