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Sternberg S; Dougherty G.
This news article reports an independent analysis of patient risk at hospitals that provide surgeries they infrequently perform, highlighting how high procedure volume and the presence of an experienced surgical team at a hospital can enhance the safety of surgical care delivered.
Dubeck D. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2014;11:93-101.
Research has documented a substantial learning curve for surgeons as they develop skills to use robotic technologies. Drawing from data submitted to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, this article analyzes the 722 safety events involving robotic-assisted surgery reported since 2005—approximately 75% of these incidents did not result in harm but 10 patient deaths were recorded—and discusses the challenges introduced as robotic-assisted surgery becomes accepted as standard surgical practice.
Dunklin R; Goetinck Ambrose S; Egerton B.
This newspaper article reveals how one teaching hospital facilitated error through ineffective resident training, weak oversight, and poor safety culture.
Carreyrou J.
This newspaper article discusses complications associated with surgical robots, and explains that such errors may have been exacerbated by inadequate clinician training and production pressures.
Gardner E.
This article describes how one health system markedly improved its quality and safety by applying a safety technique used in the nuclear power industry.