TITLE

Hospital revamps safety after wrong-site surgery

PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;May2011, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
No abstract available.
ACCESSION #
60627655

 

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