Joint Commission to Host Wrong-Site Surgery Conference Dec. 2, 2003

:Joint Commission to Host Wrong-Site Surgery Conference Dec. 2, 2003

!body:OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Wrong site, wrong procedure,

or wrong patient surgeries are completely preventable and should never

happen. Why do these devastating errors continue to plague healthcare?

The Joint Commission's Wrong Site Surgery Conference on Tuesday, Dec.

2, 2003 will examine the scope of this problem and share specific solutions to

eliminate these tragic mistakes. The one-day conference will be held at

the Chicago Hilton and Towers and is sponsored by the Joint

Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and its affiliate

Joint Commission Resources.

For more information, log on to: www.jcaho.org

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