How to make surgery safer.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. February 16, 2015.
This newspaper article reports on various ways hospitals are working to make surgical care safer and reducereadmissions due to surgical complications, including checklists, teamwork training courses for surgeons, preoperative briefings, and improvements in data collection and analysis.
Needlestick injuries among surgeons in training.
Makary MA, Al-Attar A, Holzmueller CG, et al. N Engl J Med. 2007;356:2693-2699.
Communication failure in the operating room.
Halverson AL, Casey JT, Andersson J, et al. Surgery. 2011;49:305-310.
Association between Leapfrog safe practices score and hospital mortality in major surgery.
Qian F, Lustik SJ, Diachun CA, Wissler RN, Zollo RA, Glance LG. Med Care. 2011;49:1082-1088.
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Surgical error at Tufts prompts widespread changes.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. August 31, 2014.