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A new targeted solutions tool (TST) from The Joint Commission's Center for Transforming Healthcare to address wrong-site surgeries cut those surgeries by 63% in the preoperative area, 51% in the OR, and 46% in the scheduling area during the testing period. These reductions are significant, considering that there are as many as 40 wrong-site surgeries each week.

SDS Accreditation Update: New tool addresses wrong-site surgeries