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New rules governing operating rooms designed to prevent errors

Operating rooms are now required to follow new rules aimed at preventing surgical errors such as operating on the wrong part of the body or the wrong patient. Just before the doctor starts operating, a safety checklist must be conducted where things are double checked eg correct side of body being operated on, correct patient, correct organ etc

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Columbia Daily Tribune

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About: New rules governing operating rooms designed to prevent errors

Date: 23 June 2004

Source: Columbia Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.columbiatribune.com/2004/Jun/20040623News020.asp

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