This study, published in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, analyzes 68 closed claims cases on wrong-site surgery from 2013 to 2020.
The services most frequently responsible for these cases were:
The most common types of procedures involving wrong-site surgery were:
The most common injuries included:
The top contributing factors to wrong-site surgery were:
The researchers also found that the severity of claims was higher in the inpatient setting, compared to the ambulatory care setting.Read More >>