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A case for improving measurement of intraoperative iatrogenic injuries.

Paruch JL, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. A case for improving measurement of intraoperative iatrogenic injuries. JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):887-8. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5237.

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July 23, 2014
Paruch JL, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. JAMA Surg. 2014;149:887-8.

This commentary reveals limits to using the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator for accidental puncture and laceration as a safety measure. The authors recommend solutions, such as using surgeon-reported data to determine appropriate variables and narrowing variables to include only injuries that require significant intervention.

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Paruch JL, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. A case for improving measurement of intraoperative iatrogenic injuries. JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):887-8. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5237.