Journal Article

FOCUS: The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists' initiative to improve quality and safety in the cardiovascular operating room.

Barbeito A; Lau WT; Weitzel N; Abernathy JH III; Wahr J; Mark JB.

This commentary describes lessons learned from a multidisciplinary initiative developed to enhance safety of cardiac surgery. The intervention focused on identifying and prioritizing hazards to design risk-reduction strategies and then disseminating these findings to enable widespread improvement.