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WRONG SITE SURGERY OCCURS FREQUENTLY and LEADS to MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS: wrong body part, wrong patient, wrong surgical procedure
Wrong site surgery takes place when a surgeon operates on the wrong part of a patient’s body, performs the wrong procedure, or performs on the wrong person. Despite standard of care protocols to prevent it, wrong site surgery happens frequently. … Continue reading
A Sentinel Event is defined by The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) as an unexpected occurrence involving death or serious physical or psychological injury, or the risk thereof. Serious personal injury specifically includes loss of limb or function. … Continue reading