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Experience of wrong site surgery and surgical marking practices among clinicians in the UK

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  • Sally J Giles
  • Penny Rhodes
  • Gill Clements
  • Gary A Cook
  • Ruth Hayton
  • Melanie J Maxwell
  • Trevor A Sheldon
  • John Wright


Publication details

JournalQuality and Safety in Health Care
DatePublished - 2006
Issue number5
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)363-8
Original languageEnglish


Little is known about the incidence of "wrong site surgery", but the consequences of this type of medical error can be severe. Guidance from both the USA and more recently the UK has highlighted the importance of preventing error by marking patients before surgery.

    Research areas

  • Great Britain, Hospitals, Public, Humans, Incidence, Medical Errors, Mental Recall, Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures, Organizational Policy, Orthopedic Procedures, Patient Identification Systems, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Preoperative Care, Questionnaires, Safety Management, State Medicine, Urologic Surgical Procedures, Writing

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