Safety culture in cardiac surgical teams: data from five programs and national surgical comparison.
Marsteller JA, Wen M, Hsu YJ, et al. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug 29; [Epub ahead of print].
This study found that cardiac surgical teams had a more positive safety culture (as measured by the AHRQHospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture) than other surgical teams. Similar to prior studies in which managers reported a more positive safety culture than frontline staff, in this study surgeons reported more optimal safety culture compared to nurses and perfusionists. This gap in perceived safety culture requires further study.
Locating errors through networked surveillance: a multimethod approach to peer assessment, hazard identification, and prioritization of patient safety efforts in cardiac surgery.
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Infrequent physician use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators risks patient safety.
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Application of the aviation black box principle in pediatric cardiac surgery: tracking all failures in the pediatric cardiac operating room.
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