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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Perioperative safety: learning, not taking, from aviation.

Neuhaus C, Hofer S, Hofmann G, et al. Anesthesia and analgesia. 2016;122:2059-63.

Although aviation safety strategies such as checklists and team briefings are widely considered to be valuable in health care, evidence regarding their impact has been mixed. Discussing barriers to surgical team adoption of aviation safety principles, this commentary provides a framework to guide briefings about anesthesia inductions.