Joint Commission, Center featured in article on efforts to reduce wrong-site surgeries
A recently published Medscape article touched on The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s continued efforts in utilizing root cause analyses to study wrong-site surgeries and near misses to reduce those incidents.
Joint Commission and Center staff — Raji Thomas, Lisa Bukowski and Klaus Nether — were interviewed on how The Joint Commission used that insight to change surgical routines and protocols. The article also features the success of The Safe Surgery Project, a collaboration between the Center and eight hospitals and surgery centers that reduced the number of errors and near misses by 46% in the scheduling area, 63% in pre-op, and 51% in the OR area.
Read “MD’s Doing Wrong-Site Surgery: Why is it Still Happening?” in Medscape.