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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-46

Evaluation of incidence and reasons of wrong side dental surgery in central Maharashtra

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, RDC, Pravara Rural Dental College and Hospital, PIMS, Loni, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Periodontics, RDC, Pravara Rural Dental College and Hospital, PIMS, Loni, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Periodontology, Jamia Millia Islamia, Faculty of Dentistry, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Public Health Dentistry, RDC, Pravara Rural Dental College and Hospital, PIMS, Loni, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Harish Saluja
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pravara Rural Dental College and Hospital, PIMS, Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jhnps.jhnps_60_20

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Background: Wrong side surgery (WSS) has gained national attention now. These errors are as terrifying as these involve patients who have undergone surgery on the wrong body part, undergone wrong procedure, or had a procedure intended for another patient. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire survey dealing with WSS was prepared, and 300 dental professionals were randomly mailed. All responses were gathered in Excel and analyzed using software SPSS version 19. Results: In the present study, the 213 dental professionals working in dental colleges in Ahmednagar gave the feedback, 29 of them had attempted WSS. The study was carried out on in two groups. The first comprised students undergoing bachelors in dentistry and other group was with professionals completed their bachelors in dentistry. The results were highly significant in those undergoing bachelors in dentistry with more incidence of WSS. Conclusion: The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHOs) found WSSs as the 3rd highest event. The data are definitely more than that recorded in literature but due to fear clutched at the throat people do not disclose their mistakes though it happens.

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