Hospitals working to reduce rate of ‘wrong-side’ surgeries

    Mr. Jones, a fictional patient at Jefferson University Hospital, is probably feeling pretty good about his replacement because the staff took time to make sure to replace the correct joint.

    As part of a national effort to reduce the rate of “wrong-side” surgeries, Jefferson staffers have taken steps to ensure the hypothetical Mr. Jones doesn’t leave with a new hip on the wrong side of his body.

    Mara Zepeda has the story on how hospital are working on procedures to cut the instances of wrong-side procedures.

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