Wrong-Site Spine Surgery: An Underreported Problem?

Investigators urge more emphasis on best practices to prevent surgical errors

Jennie McKee

“Wrong-site surgery is the sentinel event most frequently reported to The Joint Commission,” said Bradford Currier, MD, professor of orthopaedics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., during a presentation at the 2012 Cervical Spine Research Society annual meeting.

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