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Protecting patients from an unsafe system: the etiology and recovery of intraoperative deviations in care.

Hu Y-Y, Arriaga AF, Roth EM, et al. Protecting patients from an unsafe system: the etiology and recovery of intraoperative deviations in care. Ann Surg. 2012;256(2):203-10. doi:10.1097/SLA.0b013e3182602564.

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July 25, 2012
Hu Y-Y, Arriaga AF, Roth EM, et al. Ann Surg. 2012;256:203-10.

Analysis of video recordings of 10 complex surgical procedures identified an average of 3 deviations (delays or patient safety concerns) per procedure, most often due to problems with communication or environmental design.

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Hu Y-Y, Arriaga AF, Roth EM, et al. Protecting patients from an unsafe system: the etiology and recovery of intraoperative deviations in care. Ann Surg. 2012;256(2):203-10. doi:10.1097/SLA.0b013e3182602564.