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Errors and Medicolegal Issues in Interventional Radiology

  • Raffaella Niola
  • Giuseppe de Magistris
  • Franco Maglione

Abstract

“You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it” (Air Traffic Controller, New York TRACON, Westbury Long Island).

Keywords

Common Femoral Artery Arterial Puncture International Civil Aviation Organization Litigation Risk Sentinel Event 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raffaella Niola
    • 1
  • Giuseppe de Magistris
    • 1
  • Franco Maglione
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiological Imaging, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Unit“A. Cardarelli” HospitalNaplesItaly

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