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Situation awareness errors in anesthesia and critical care in 200 cases of a critical incident reporting system.

Schulz CM, Krautheim V, Hackemann A, et al. Situation awareness errors in anesthesia and critical care in 200 cases of a critical incident reporting system. BMC Anesthesiol. 2016;16:4. doi:10.1186/s12871-016-0172-7.

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February 10, 2016
Schulz CM, Krautheim V, Hackemann A, et al. BMC Anesthesiol. 2016;16:4.

This retrospective review of anesthesia and critical care cases in the German incident reporting system found that errors in situational awareness contributed to 81.5% of events. This study includes detailed examples and analyses of these errors, providing useful insights into lapses in situational awareness.

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Schulz CM, Krautheim V, Hackemann A, et al. Situation awareness errors in anesthesia and critical care in 200 cases of a critical incident reporting system. BMC Anesthesiol. 2016;16:4. doi:10.1186/s12871-016-0172-7.