Wrong site surgery (WSS) refers to surgery at the wrong site, surgery on the wrong side, performing the wrong procedure, and/or surgery on the wrong patient.
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Based on the available databases, extensive review of the literature, and discussion with regulators, wrong site surgery may occur 2700 times per year in the United States.
A 300-bed hospital can anticipate a report of a wrong site surgery event reaching a patient in an operating room an average of once each year.
Surgeons have a 20% to 25% chance of performing a wrong site surgery at least once in their career.