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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 6: Lessons Learned: Wrong Site Surgery

August 28, 1998

Sentinel Event Alert Issue 6This Sentinel Event Alert has been retired. This publication addressed wrong site surgery, which is covered in the National Patient Safety Goals UP.01.01.01, UP.01.02.01 and UP.01.03.01, and the Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Safe Surgery project and Targeted Solutions Tool®. Wrong site surgery is a sentinel event, as defined by The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event policy, which requires organizations to conduct an immediate comprehensive systematic analysis and respond to the event. This continuing safety issue may be addressed in future Joint Commission publications or other media.