The Universal Protocol—Can’t love it or leave it!

By Dirk H. Alander, MD

Let’s put an end to wrong-site surgery

The new Universal Protocol: Understand it? Vilify it! Live with it. All are responses to the enactment of the updated 2009 universal protocol for invasive procedures. What may have gotten lost in the recent upheaval—particularly with regard to healthcare reform—are the continuing safety efforts of the AAOS.

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