Operations on the wrong side of a patient’s body ‘may be more common than thought because surgeons are not confessing to their errors’

Going to the hospital and having an operation performed on your wrong limb may sound like something from a comedy movie.

But the mistake may be more common than you think, according to researchers who claimed surgeons don’t always confess to their errors.

Doctors tracked how many wrong side error incidents had been reported across 100 Spanish hospitals over the past decade.

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