Wrong-sided anesthetic and surgical procedures: Why do they continue to happen?

Samuel Seiden*, Paul Barach

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Wrong-side/site, wrong patient, and wrong procedure errors (WSPEs) are more common than generally appreciated, and have not been adequately studied. The complexity and recurrence of these events demonstrate that health policy changes alone without innovative interventions are unlikely to eliminate these events. Extensive research and policy change are required to address these outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure - Proceedings of the International Conference HEPS 2005
Pages13-16
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventInternational Conference on Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Human Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure, HEPS 2005 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Mar 30 2005Apr 2 2005

Publication series

NameHealthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Human Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure - Proceedings of the International Conference HEPS 2005

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Human Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure, HEPS 2005
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period3/30/054/2/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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