Patient Safety in North America: Beyond "Operate Through Your Initials" and "Sign Your Site"

Wong, David A.; Lewis, Brendan; Herndon, James; Martin Jr., Claude; Brooks, Robert
June 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jun2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 6, p1534
Academic Journal
Information about several topics discussed at the 2008 Combined Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) in Quebec City, Quebec in June is presented. Topics include updates on orthopaedic surgeon, techniques in reducing wrong-site surgery, and the safety initiative of the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).


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