“The two major causes of wrong-site surgery are misinformation
and misperception. Ensuring the completeness and accuracy of
information from the surgeon’s office is the first step in
preventing misinformation from leading to wrong-site surgery.
Three wrong-site surgeries, one near miss with cancellation of
the operation, and three other reports of near misses during the
past quarter underline the importance of the surgeon’s office
providing accurate information.”