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Analysis of human performance deficiencies associated with surgical adverse events.

Suliburk JW, Buck QM, Pirko CJ, et al. JAMA network open. 2019;2:e198067.

Surgeon technical skill, real-time problem solving, and communication quality are essential for avoiding harm during surgery. This study found that those types of human errors were responsible for 51.6% of 188 surgical adverse events at 3 hospitals. A past PSNet perspective delineates the evolution of surgical patient safety.