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; Michelson JD;Grogan KL; Herman J; Hunt D; Wardlow L; Armour EP; Pronovost PJ.

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.