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Biopsy Photos Prevent Potential Wrong-Site Surgeries

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Background: Wrong-site cutaneous surgery is considered a "never event" and grouped in the same category as the amputation of the wrong limb in some U.S. states. This is the most common reason for malpractice claims against Mohs surgeons. Objective: To determine clinical risk factors associated with incorrect biopsy site identification and postponement of surgery, and to also identify factors associated with patient confidence that the correct site was treated. Design: A prospective more...
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