Study Finds Continued High Incidence of Surgery Performed on the Wrong Patient or on the Wrong Body Part

A Colorado study published late last year found that the incidence of surgeons operating on the wrong patient or at the wrong site is still high despite national efforts to improve compliance with the Universal Protocol, which specifies preprocedure verifications, surgical markings, and a "time out" before starting surgery. Researchers found that over a six-and-half-year… Learn More »