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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Proactive risk assessment of surgical site infections in ambulatory surgery centers.

Bish EK, Azadeh-Fard N, Steighner LA, et al. Journal of Patient Safety. 2014;13.

This study reports on the use of a prospective risk assessment tool to identify risks for surgical site infection in an ambulatory surgery center. A safety intervention was developed that specifically targeted the vulnerabilities identified by the risk assessment. Other methods of prospective error detection are discussed in the Detection of Safety Hazards Patient Safety Primer.