Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Canale ST. Wrong-site surgery: a preventable complication. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005;433:26–29. 
  2. Clarke JR, Johnston J, Finley E. Getting surgery right. Ann Surg. 2007;246(3):395-405. 
  3. Devine J, Chutkan N, Norvell DC, Dettori JR. Avoiding wrong site surgery: a systematic review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Apr 20;35(9 Suppl):S28-36.) 
  4. James MA, Seiler JG, 3rd, Harrast JJ, Emery SE, Hurwitz S. The occurrence of wrong-site surgery self-reported by candidates for certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012;94(1):e2(1-12). 
  5. Seiden SC, Barach P. Wrong-side/wrong-site, wrong- procedure and wrong-patient adverse events: are they preventable? Arch Surg. 2006;141(9):931-939. 

Wrong-Site Surgery in the News

  1. Associated Press. Millions awarded to man for surgery on wrong side of brain. CBS News, November 19, 2015. 
  2. CBS News Interactive. Mix-up leads to surgical procedure on wrong baby. CBS News, February 5, 2016. 
  3. Harshman, M. Eye surgeon’s error confounds boy’s parents. The Columbian, April 20, 2011.
  4. Kowalczyk, L. Beth Israel erred in 3 spinal operations -- Vertebrae mix-ups spur new procedures. Boston Globe, December 24, 2010. 
  5. Lerner, M. Wrong kidney removed from Methodist Hospital cancer patient. Star Tribune, March 18, 2008.
  6. Wang, AB. He underwent surgery to remove his right testicle. When he woke up, his left one was missing. Washington Post, June 18, 2017. 

Other Resources

  1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery. Accessed 3/13/2018.
  2. AORN. National TIme Out Day. Accessed 3/13/2018.
  3. Chassin, M. and Groah, L. Letter to Perioperative Nurses re: National Time Out Day. Accessed 3/13/2018
  4. Jack's Daily Dose. Sign your Site Campaign. Accessed 3/13/2018.
  5. The Joint Commission. Sentinel Event Data Summary, February 23, 2018. Accessed 3/13/2018.
  6. World Health Organization. Safe Surgery: Why Safe Surgery is Important. Accessed 3/13/2018.

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