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Impact of intraoperative distractions on patient safety: a prospective descriptive study using validated instruments.

Sevdalis N, Undre S, McDermott J, et al. Impact of intraoperative distractions on patient safety: a prospective descriptive study using validated instruments. World J Surg. 2014;38(4):751-8. doi:10.1007/s00268-013-2315-z.

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May 21, 2014
Sevdalis N, Undre S, McDermott J, et al. World J Surg. 2014;38(4):751-8.

Researchers performed observations of procedures in operating rooms to examine the effect of distractions on safety. This study revealed that distractions in this setting are prevalent and were frequently linked to omission of intraoperative safety checks. These results are consistent with prior studies of interruptions and patient safety.

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Sevdalis N, Undre S, McDermott J, et al. Impact of intraoperative distractions on patient safety: a prospective descriptive study using validated instruments. World J Surg. 2014;38(4):751-8. doi:10.1007/s00268-013-2315-z.