Ensuring Correct Surgery

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Ensuring Correct Surgery

Description

This pamphlet will help patients understand what will happen before they undergo surgery.

This pamphlet describes what patients can expect during the following time frames:

  • Days to a couple of hours before the surgery
  • An hour, or less, before the surgery
  • Just before surgery begins

Developer:

Department of Veterans Affairs; National Center for Patient Safety

Funding Sources:

Department of Veterans Affairs; National Center for Patient Safety

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: January 2006
Last Updated: 03/12/14

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