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There are about 500 wrong-site surgeries performed in the United States every year. Simple maneuvers can minimize the risk for these occurring. This JAMA Performance Improvement podcast reviews a case of wrong-site surgery and discusses potential ways to avoid it.
Interviewees include Armando Giuliano, MD, Harry Sax, MD, Kathryn Englehart, MD, and David Baker, MD, from The Joint Commission.
Read the article: Wrong-Site Surgery
Armando Giuliano, MD, Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Harry C. Sax, MD, Executive Vice Chair, Administration Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Kathryn Englehart, MD, Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University
David Baker, MD, Executive Vice President, Division of Health Care Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission
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