Journal Article
Study

Implementing a standardized safe surgery program reduces serious reportable events.

Loftus T, Dahl D, OHare B, et al. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2015;220:12-17.e3.

Implementation of a safe surgery program resulted in a sustained decrease in serious reportable events within a health system over a 2-year period. The authors ascribe the success of the program to a planning process that involved human factors engineering approaches as well as an ongoing implementation and reinforcement program.