August 1, 2010

Breakthroughs on wrong-site surgery

By: Pat Patterson

Wrong-site surgery is a stubborn problem across the country. Rhode Island Hospital in Providence has used its well-publicized experience with wrong-site surgery to dissect the process and learn how to prevent these events. The 719-bed hospital, which performs about 25,500 surgical procedures a year, has had 3 wrong-site surgeries in the OR and 2 at the bedside in recent years.

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