Journal Article

A case for improving measurement of intraoperative iatrogenic injuries.

Paruch JL, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. JAMA surgery. 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.