Wrong-sided and wrong-level neurosurgery: a national survey.

@article{Jhawar2007WrongsidedAW,
  title={Wrong-sided and wrong-level neurosurgery: a national survey.},
  author={Balraj S. Jhawar and Demytra K. Mitsis and N. K. Duggal},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={
          467-72
        }
}
OBJECT Perhaps the single greatest error that a surgeon hopes to avoid is operating at the wrong site. In this report, the authors describe the incidence and possible determinants of incorrect-site surgery (ICSS) among neurosurgeons. METHODS The authors asked neurosurgeons to complete an anonymous survey. These surgeons were asked to report the number of craniotomies and lumbar and cervical discectomies performed during the previous year, as well as whether ICSS had occurred. They were also… CONTINUE READING

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