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New Rules Aim to Reduce Surgical Errors

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New Rules Aim to Reduce Surgical Errors

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New Rules Aim to Reduce Surgical Errors

New Rules Aim to Reduce Surgical Errors

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New rules go into effect Thursday designed to reduce errors in surgery. The rules were developed following sensational mistakes — where patients had the wrong leg amputated and the wrong kidney removed. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.