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The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.

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Ban KA, Gibbons MM, Ko CY, et al. Anesth Analg. 2019;128:879-889.
Standardization of care protocols has been shown to improve perioperative outcomes. This article presents the results of an evidence review to develop best practices for perioperative care around colorectal surgery. The authors acknowledge the need for local tailoring in implementing these recommendations.
Mahajan A, Islam SD, Schwartz MJ, et al. Anesth Analg. 2017;125:333-341.
Standardization and manufacturing-focused interventions in health care may fail to consider the complexity of the surgical environment and the need to adapt in response to rapid changes during procedures. This commentary explores the application of factory approaches and complex adaptive systems in perioperative care improvement and provides two case examples to illustrate how applying such constructs resulted in effective surgical process redesign.