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Journal Article

Incidence, nature and impact of error in surgery.

Bosma E, Veen EJ, Roukema JA. The British journal of surgery. 2011;98:1654-9.

This study noted a 6% error rate for patients admitted to a surgical ward with nearly 70% having little or no clinical consequence. The authors advocate for systematic evaluation of near miss events as key learning opportunities.