Wrong-site surgery in orthopaedics.

@article{Robinson2009WrongsiteSI,
  title={Wrong-site surgery in orthopaedics.},
  author={P. Robinson and Lindsay T S W Muir},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 10},
  pages={1274-80}
}
Procedures performed at the incorrect anatomical site are commonly perceived as being relatively rare. However, they can be a devastating event for patients and doctors. Evidence from the United Kingdom and North America suggests that wrong-site, wrong-procedure and wrong-patient events occur more commonly than we think. Furthermore, their incidence may be increasing as NHS Trusts increase the volume and complexity of procedures undertaken in order to cope with increasing demands on the system… CONTINUE READING

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