New Study Sheds Light on Unthinkable Surgical Errors
How often does the wrong arm get amputated from a patient? What about removing a wrong patient’s organ? According to a new Colorado medical study that was conducted over a six and a half year period, such surgical blunders unfortunately occur more frequently than previously thought.
For example, in Colorado alone – doctors mistakenly operated on the wrong patient at least 25 times, and on the wrong part of the body over 100 times.
The study, which is set to appear in the Archives of Surgery, sheds light on what many may view as lax procedures inside many hospitals and medical facilities. While serious errors are rare overall, the numbers in the study according to researchers proved to be “considerably higher” than previously thought.
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