Surgical mistakes persist in Bay State: still a tiny fraction of total procedures.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Credentialing, Licensure, and Discipline
- Error Reporting
- Bar Coding and Radiofrequency ID Tagging
- Teamwork Training
Setting of Care
This article investigates the causes of surgical errors reported in recent years by Massachusetts hospitals, and identifies team training and instrument bar-coding as solutions for improvement.