Wrong site surgery in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery

  title={Wrong site surgery in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery},
  author={Tzyy-Nong Liou and Brian Nussenbaum},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
Wrong site surgery has received high public awareness this past decade, yet discussion specific to otolaryngology is limited. 
Analysis and outcomes of wrong site thyroid surgery
WSS is also observed in thyroid surgery and considering that reports regarding the serious complications of WSS are not yet available, these complications should be discussed with the surgical community.
Wrong-Site Surgery in California, 2007-2014
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  • Medicine
    Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2017
WSS continues to surface despite national efforts to decrease its prevalence and future research could establish best practices to avoid these “never events” in otolaryngology and other surgical specialties.
Towards better patient safety in otolaryngology: characteristics of patient injuries and their relationship with items on the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist
This work assessed patient injury‐contributing factors in otolaryngology and their relationship with WHO checklist items and their role in preventing adverse events in otolia is unclear.
Iatrogenic patient injuries in otology during a 10-year period: review of national patient insurance charts
Typical compensated patient injuries in operative otology resulted from common complications of common operations in high volume centres.
Interventions for reducing wrong-site surgery and invasive clinical procedures.
This update includes an additional study reporting on the incidence of neurological WSS at a university hospital both before and after the Universal Protocol's implementation.
Updates in medical malpractice: an otology perspective
This manuscript broadly reviews articles of interest to all providers and then focuses on malpractice in otology, suggesting that the frequency of malpractice claims may be decreasing.
Medical Errors Must be Reduced for the Welfare of the Global Health Sector
An attempt has been taken to reduce medical errors in healthcare for the welfare of the global humanity and to create consciousness among the patients about avoidable medical errors.


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Multi‐institutional evaluation of a sinus surgery checklist
To examine the frequency of safe surgical practices specific to endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) before and after implementation of a checklist at four institutions across North America, a checklist is implemented at each of the institutions.
Wrong-site sinus surgery in otolaryngology
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    Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2010
Toward safer practice in otology: A report on 15 years of clinical negligence claims
To determine the characteristics of medical negligence claims arising from otological practice, a database of over-the-counter medical negligence cases is analyzed.
Classification and Consequences of Errors in Otolaryngology
A preliminary classification system for errors in otolaryngology is developed to help clarify the role of language impairment and its consequences in clinical practice.
A 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery: review of medical error.
Gaps exist between patients' expectations for disclosure and apology and physicians' ability to deliver disclosures well, and clinicians' fear of litigation, concern that disclosure might harm patients, and lack of confidence in disclosure skills.
Wrong-site surgery in orthopaedics.
Data from the National Patient Safety Agency and NHS Litigation Authority on 292 cases of wrong-site surgery in England and Wales and orthopaedic surgery accounted for 87 (29.8%) of these cases are analyzed.
Incidence of neurosurgical wrong-site surgery before and after implementation of the universal protocol.
A statistically significant reduction in overall WSS was seen after implementation of the Universal Protocol, which can be attributed to less frequent wrong-level spine surgery.
Interventions for reducing wrong-site surgery and invasive procedures.
The study suggested that the use of a specific educational intervention, in the above-mentioned context, which targets junior dental staff using a training session that included cases of wrong-site surgery, was associated with a reduction in the incidence ofwrong-site tooth extractions.