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Overview of progress on patient safety.
Pronovost PJ, Holzmueller CG, Ennen CS, Fox HE. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011;204:5-10.

The first in a new patient safety series, this article reviews efforts to improve safety in obstetrics and gynecology, provides a framework for research, and offers suggestions to enhance safety in the specialty.

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