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JAMA Performance Improvement: Do No Harm—Taking complications head on to improve the quality of medical care

From the JAMA Network, this is JAMA Performance Improvement: Do No Harm, the podcast about performance improvement and medicine that aims to elevate the quality of care, one patient at a time, with host Ed Livingston, MD.
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Nov 28, 2017

There are about 500 wrong-site surgeries performed in the United States every year. Simple maneuvers can minimize the risk for these occurring. This JAMA Performance Improvement podcast reviews a case of wrong-site surgery and discusses potential ways to avoid it.

Interviewees include Armando Giuliano, MD, Harry Sax, MD, Kathryn Englehart, MD, and David Baker, MD, from The Joint Commission.

Read the article: Wrong-Site Surgery

Author Affiliations:

Armando Giuliano, MD, Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Harry C. Sax, MD, Executive Vice Chair, Administration Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Kathryn Englehart, MD, Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University

David Baker, MD, Executive Vice President, Division of Health Care Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission

 

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