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Journal Article
Commentary

Using data to enhance performance and improve quality and safety in surgery.

Goldenberg MG, Jung J, Grantcharov TP. JAMA surgery. 2017;152:972-973.

Although video and audio recordings of surgery may be useful in reviewing adverse events, previously used recording devices have only been able to capture a limited amount of data. This commentary describes the development of technology similar to the aviation black box that can collect a rich data set in the operating room for researchers to use to design targeted improvements.