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Can the surgical checklist reduce the risk of wrong site surgery in orthopaedics Open Access

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Description: Discussion Orthopaedic surgery is a high volume specialty with major technical complexity in terms of equipment demands and staff training and familiarity. There is therefore an increased propensity for errors to occur. Wrong-site surgery still occurs in this specialty and is a potentially devastating situation for both the patient and surgeon. Despite the limitations of inclusion and reporting bias, our study highlights the need to match technical precision with patient safety. Tools such as the WHO surgical checklist can help us to achieve this.
Can the surgical checklist reduce the risk of wrong site surgery in orthopaedics? - can the checklist help? Supporting evidence from analysis of a national patient safety incident reporting system Panesar SS, Noble DJ, Mirza SB, Patel B, Mann B, Emerton M, Cleary K, Sheikh A, Bhandari M Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011, 6:18

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Author/Contact: Panesar et al
Institution: J Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
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Language: English

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