TITLE

Errors in surgery still are piling up, based on statistics from The Joint Commission

PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Nov2010 Supplement, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses data on surgical errors that was released by the U.S. Joint Commission in 2010. The commission found that there were 23 cases of unintended retention of foreign bodies and 13 wrong site surgeries reported in the second quarter of 2010 in the U.S. Changes which the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists made to their surgical and patient safety policies as a result of the commission's facts are discussed.
ACCESSION #
54561204

 

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