Journal Article

A novel process for introducing a new intraoperative program: a multidisciplinary paradigm for mitigating hazards and improving patient safety.

Rodriguez-Paz JM, Mark LJ, Herzer KR, et al. Anesthesia and analgesia. 2009;108:202-10.

This study describes the use of a systematic process, similar to a failure mode effects analysis, that anticipates potential safety issues before introducing a new intraoperative radiation therapy. The authors suggest their process can be applied to the introduction of any new technologies, treatments, or procedures.