Journal Article
Commentary

Using data to enhance performance and improve quality and safety in surgery.

Goldenberg MG; Jung J; Grantcharov TP.

Although video and audio recordings of surgery may be useful in reviewing adverse events, previously used recording devices have only been able to capture a limited amount of data. This commentary describes the development of technology similar to the aviation black box that can collect a rich data set in the operating room for researchers to use to design targeted improvements.