Principles for Reliable Performance of Correct-Site Surgery

If surgical facilities are to hold their gains in consistently performing correct-site surgery, these principles for reliable performance of correct-site surgery, identified by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority during its Preventing Wrong-Site Surgery Project, should be consistently followed. These principles accompany the article "Quarterly Update: What Might Be the Impact of Using Evidence-Based Best Practices for Preventing Wrong-Site Surgery?" in the September 2011 issue of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory.