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The evolution of patient safety procedures in an oral surgery department

Graham C, Reid S, Lord TC, et al. The evolution of patient safety procedures in an oral surgery department. Br Dent J. 2019;226(1):32-38. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2019.5.

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December 11, 2019
Graham C, Reid S, Lord TC, et al. Br Dent J. 2019;226(1):32-38.

Reporting and avoidance of “never events,” such as a wrong tooth extraction, is important for providing consistently safe dental care. This article describes changes made in safety procedures, including introducing surgical safety briefings or huddles in an outpatient oral surgery unit of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, that eliminated never events for more than two years.

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Graham C, Reid S, Lord TC, et al. The evolution of patient safety procedures in an oral surgery department. Br Dent J. 2019;226(1):32-38. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2019.5.