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Promoting patient safety through prospective risk identification: example from peri-operative care.

Smith A, Boult M, Woods I, et al. Quality & safety in health care. 2010;19:69-73.

Safety improvement efforts are often guided by error data that are gathered retrospectively (e.g., incident reports). This study reports on a collaborative process used to prospectively identify safety hazards and improvement strategies in perioperative care.