Getting off on the wrong foot: Doctor–patient miscommunication: A risk for wrong site surgery 

Publication year: 2011 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 17, Issue 3, September 2011, Pages 201-202 Thomas B. Beckingsale, Magdi E. Greiss BackgroundMiscommunication between surgeon and patient can have far reaching consequences including the potential for wrong-site surgery (WSS). In the course of routine foot and ankle clinics, particular inconsistencies were noted between the terms used by surgeons and patients to label individual toes with the potential for miscommunication.MethodsTo investigate this phenomenon 100 consecutive patients were asked to label their own toes

Publication year: 2011 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 17, Issue 3, September 2011, Pages 201-202 Thomas B. Beckingsale, Magdi E. Greiss BackgroundMiscommunication between surgeon and patient can have far reaching consequences including the potential for wrong-site surgery (WSS). In the course of routine foot and ankle clinics, particular inconsistencies were noted between the terms used by surgeons and patients to label individual toes with the potential for miscommunication.MethodsTo investigate this phenomenon 100 consecutive patients were asked to label their own toes

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Getting off on the wrong foot: Doctor–patient miscommunication: A risk for wrong site surgery