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.
Surgical complications can result in unexpected situations requiring immediate action to save patients. This brief summarizes gaps in failure to rescue processes and shares recommendations for health systems, certification programs and professional organizations to motivate improvement.