Thursday, December 20, 2012

Not So Fast, Dr. Murgatroyd!

In today’s most disquieting statistic, The Atlantic reports that Johns Hopkins researchers estimate that “every week, 39 foreign objects are left behind in a patient's body, 20 procedures are performed on the wrong body site, and another 20 are the wrong procedure to begin with. And 12.4 percent of surgeons were repeat offenders.”

Note to the surgery bound: keep an eye peeled for that 12.4%.

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