Journal Article
Commentary

Advances in perioperative quality and safety.

Anderson KT, Appelbaum R, Bartz-Kurycki MA, et al. Seminars in pediatric surgery. 2018;27:92-101.

Clinical skill development in surgery is evolving beyond technical expertise as focus has shifted to how teamwork and human factors affect safety. This commentary describes three key activities associated with surgical safety efforts, including monitoring surgical quality through national data analysis, bundling field-tested processes to prevent surgical site infections, and utilizing surgical checklists.