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Reducing the Risk of Performing Surgery on the Wrong Site

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A surgical procedure may occur at the wrong site if the health care provider confuses a patient's left and right sides, or if the person preparing the patient for surgery selects the wrong side by accident. This can result in very serious errors, especially with amputations, ocular enucleations and the like.

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