Site and side of surgery: getting it right.

@article{Meakins2003SiteAS,
  title={Site and side of surgery: getting it right.},
  author={Jonathan L. Meakins},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={2003},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          85-9
        }
}
Patient safety has always been a major concern of health care professionals. However, since publication in 2000 of a report from the United States Institute of Medicine (IOM),1 the issue has acquired prominence in the press on both sides of the border, has become a political issue and has gained the attention of patient advocates. The public's attention was captured by the banner headlines that 44 000–98 000 deaths in the US annually could be attributed to medical errors. The majority were… CONTINUE READING

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