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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

High reliability of care in orthopedic surgery: are we there yet?

Anoushiravani AA, Sayeed Z, El-Othmani MM, et al. The Orthopedic clinics of North America. 2016;47:689-95.

High reliability organizations have developed methods for achieving safety despite hazardous conditions. This review explores the importance of establishing a culture of safety and leadership commitment to achieve high reliability in health care. The authors discuss the benefits of applying high reliability principles in orthopedic practice to standardize approaches and prevent wrong-site surgery.