Wrong Site, Wrong Person, Wrong Procedure Surgery
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The paper looks at how the Joint Commission indicates that since 1995 13.3% of patients that have entered surgical facilities in the United States have been the victims of wrong site, wrong procedure or wrong person surgery ("Sentinel/Statistics", 2008, sec. 1). The paper discusses how according to the Joint Commission, wrong site, wrong procedures and wrong person surgery is the most frequently reported sentinel event in health care and despite revisions to the protocol for these medical errors there continues to be reports of wrong site, wrong procedure and wrong person surgery incidents ("Facts". 2008, sec. 3).
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