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FOCUS: The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists' initiative to improve quality and safety in the cardiovascular operating room.

Barbeito A, Lau WT, Weitzel N, et al. FOCUS: the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists' initiative to improve quality and safety in the cardiovascular operating room. Anesth Analg. 2014;119(4):777-83. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000000359.

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October 22, 2014
Barbeito A, Lau WT, Weitzel N, et al. Anesth Analg. 2014;119:777-83.

This commentary describes lessons learned from a multidisciplinary initiative developed to enhance safety of cardiac surgery. The intervention focused on identifying and prioritizing hazards to design risk-reduction strategies and then disseminating these findings to enable widespread improvement.

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Barbeito A, Lau WT, Weitzel N, et al. FOCUS: the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists' initiative to improve quality and safety in the cardiovascular operating room. Anesth Analg. 2014;119(4):777-83. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000000359.