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.
The StartBox System is designed to protect the patient every step of the way, from the decision in the doctor’s office to the incision in the operating room.
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 25% chance of performing a wrong site surgery at least once in their career.