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Journal Article

Interventions for reducing wrong-site surgery and invasive procedures.

Algie CM, Mahar RK, Wasiak J, et al. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2015:CD009404.

Wrong-site surgery is considered a never event, and therefore hospitals have been required to implement protocols to prevent these errors. This systematic review did not identify any high-quality studies of successful methods to prevent wrong-site, wrong-patient, or wrong-procedure errors.