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Chasing zero harm in radiation oncology: using pre-treatment peer review.

Vijayakumar S, Duggar WN, Packianathan S, et al. Chasing Zero Harm in Radiation Oncology: Using Pre-treatment Peer Review. Front Oncol. 2019;9:302. doi:10.3389/fonc.2019.00302.

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May 22, 2019
Vijayakumar S, Duggar WN, Packianathan S, et al. Front Oncol. 2019;9:302.

Huddles are increasingly being used to improve safety in hospitals. This commentary describes how one hospital implemented structured multidisciplinary prospective peer review of radiation oncology patient treatment plans to help prevent harm and reduce errors. The authors discuss safety culture and minimizing clinical hierarchy as drivers of success.

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Vijayakumar S, Duggar WN, Packianathan S, et al. Chasing Zero Harm in Radiation Oncology: Using Pre-treatment Peer Review. Front Oncol. 2019;9:302. doi:10.3389/fonc.2019.00302.