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Patient safety in orthopedic surgery: prioritizing key areas of iatrogenic harm through an analysis of 48,095 incidents reported to a national database of errors.

Panesar SS, Carson-Stevens A, Salvilla SA, et al. Drug, healthcare and patient safety. 2013;5:57-65.

The largest proportion of surgical patient safety events reported to the National Reporting and Learning System came from trauma and orthopedic surgery patients. Many of the events involved failure to rescue.