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Journal Article

Current challenges and future perspectives for patient safety in surgery.

Stahel PF, Mauffrey C, Butler N. Patient safety in surgery. 2014;8:9.

Communication failures are a common cause of patient harm in surgical settings. This commentary reviews safety challenges in this setting and describes how models used by NASA and the FAA can be applied in health care to improve safety culture, education, and surgeon leadership.