TITLE

Phone calls during surgery can be risky

PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Dec2007, Vol. 29 Issue 12, p137
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Surgeons often make phone calls while operating on patients, and the calls sometimes have nothing to do with patient care. Attorneys and risk managers caution that such a revelation could be devastating to the defense in a malpractice case. • Some phone use in the OR is necessary and poses no exceptional risk. • It is up to the surgeon to determine how much distraction is acceptable. • Don't overreact by trying to ban all phone use in surgery.
ACCESSION #
27670547

 

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