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Safe Surgery in Australian Hospitals: Implementation of the Correct Patient, Correct Site, Correct Procedure Protocol

Australian National University. Regulatory Institutions Network; Healy, Judith


Report to the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care. Background: Health policy makers in many countries have proposed protocols to reduce socalled ‘never events’, meaning adverse incidents in hospitals that are preventable, such as incidents involving the wrong patient, wrong site, or wrong procedure. Reporting systems now indicate that these types of adverse incidents are more frequent than initially assumed; for example, 53 such incidents were reported across...[Show more]

CollectionsANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Report (Commissioned)
Access Rights: Open Access


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