TITLE

Guidelines can prevent wrong-site surgery

PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Jul2009, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers suggestions from the American Association of Orthopeadic Surgeons (AAOS) on the ways to prevent wrong-site surgery including the compliance of the timeout requirement states in the Universal Protocol from the Joint Commission.
ACCESSION #
42007357

 

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