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Reasons for the persistence of adverse events in the era of safer surgery―a qualitative approach.

Kaderli R; Seelandt JC; Umer M; Tschan F; Businger AP.

This survey of directors of surgical clinics in Switzerland identified problems with individual adherence to safety policies as the primary driver of surgical adverse events. Although the study found general support for checklists to improve surgical safety, respondents anticipated difficulty in implementing checklists.