botched = made a mistake
surgeons =
doctors who operate
go in for = enter hospital for
cases =
situations / patients
limb =
arm or leg
organ = internal body part; liver, heart, kidney etc
wrong-site surgery = surgery on the wrong part of the body

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Botched Surgery

You will hear a story about surgery in hospitals.
Listen and answer the questions below.

1. How many operations were studied?

2. How many hospitals were involved in the study?

3. Between what years did the study take place?

4. In how many cases did doctors operate on the wrong limb or organ?

5. What percentage of wrong-site surgery could have been prevented?