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NHS pressures mean that marking sites before surgery is essential

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39043.572211.68 (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1211

Surgeons vary in how, and even whether, they place indelible marks on patients to avoid operating on the wrong side of the patient (“wrong site surgery”). Seventy six ophthalmologists, orthopaedic surgeons, and urologists in …

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