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A retrospective review of serious surgical incidents in 5 large UK teaching hospitals: a system-based approach.

Serou N, Slight RD, Husband AK, et al. A retrospective review of serious surgical incidents in 5 large UK teaching hospitals: a system-based approach. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(4):358-364. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000931

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June 15, 2022
Serou N, Slight RD, Husband AK, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(4):358-364.

Operating rooms are high-risk healthcare settings. This study reviewed serious surgical incidents occurring at large teaching hospitals in one National Health Service (NHS) trust. The authors outline several possible contributing factors (i.e., equipment and resource factors, team factors, work environment factors, and organizational and management factors) discuss recommendations for safer care.

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Serou N, Slight RD, Husband AK, et al. A retrospective review of serious surgical incidents in 5 large UK teaching hospitals: a system-based approach. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(4):358-364. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000931