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Managing the risks of concurrent surgeries.

Mello MM, Livingston EH. Managing the Risks of Concurrent Surgeries. JAMA. 2016;315(15):1563-4. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.2305.

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March 30, 2016
Mello MM, Livingston EH. JAMA. 2016;315(15):1563-4.

Scheduling overlapping surgeries may improve operating room efficiency, but the practice can reduce safety. This perspective describes strategies to decrease risks associated with concurrent operations, including establishing policies to guide such practices, documenting when surgeons are present in the operating room, and explaining the procedure to patients before obtaining informed consent.

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Mello MM, Livingston EH. Managing the Risks of Concurrent Surgeries. JAMA. 2016;315(15):1563-4. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.2305.