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Intraoperative sentinel events in the era of surgical safety checklists: results of a national survey.

Cramer JD, Balakrishnan K, Roy S, et al. OTO Open. 2020;4(4):2473974x20975731. Epub 2020/12/22. doi: 10.1177/2473974x20975731.

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March 3, 2021
Cramer JD, Balakrishnan K, Roy S, et al. OTO Open. 2020;4(4):2473974X2097573.

Various surgical specialties have implemented surgical checklists to improve patient safety outcomes. In this survey of 543 otolaryngologists, surgical safety checklists were widely used, but intraoperative adverse events continue to occur. The most common adverse events reported were medication errors, wrong site/patient/procedure events, and retained surgical items.