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Operating room hazards and approaches to improve patient safety.

Wahr JA. UpToDate. April 7, 2020.

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April 7, 2020
Wahr JA. UpToDate. April 7, 2020.

The operating room is a high-risk environment influenced by culture, teamwork, and task complexity. This review provides an overview of patient safety challenges in the operating room and highlights key approaches for improvement such as system engineering, collaboration, and checklists.