August 1, 2011

Devil in details: Identifying defects that could lead to a wrong surgery

By: OR Manager

The devil really is in the details. That's a key message from a national project to prevent wrong-site surgery. Five hospitals and three surgery centers have worked with the Joint Commission's Center for Transforming Healthcare (CTH) to measure defects in their own processes and come up with targeted ways to reduce the defects and thus the risks of a wrong surgery. Findings were reported June 29, 2011.

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