Journal Article

Identifying quality markers of a safe surgical ward: an interview study of patients, clinical staff, and administrators.

Hassen Y, Singh P, Pucher PH, et al. Surgery. 2018;163:1226-1233.

Safe surgical care requires attention to risks in the operating room and in the postoperative surgical ward. Investigators interviewed clinicians, nurses, patients, and administrators to determine the most vital components for a safe surgical ward, which included an adequate nursing skill mix and positive safety culture. A PSNet perspective described how surgical safety has evolved as a field.