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Patient safety in orthopedic surgery: prioritizing key areas of iatrogenic harm through an analysis of 48,095 incidents reported to a national database of errors.
Panesar SS, Carson-Stevens A, Salvilla SA, Patel B, Mirza SB, Mann B. Drug Healthc Patient Saf. 2013;5:57-65.
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Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Patient engagement is a promising strategy for error reduction and has become a priority of influential regulatory and governmental organizations. This Web site offers tips to help patients improve their safety, including bringing a friend or family member to appointments, asking questions prior to surgery, and keeping an accurate medication list.
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Azar FM, ed. Orthop Clin North Am. 2018;49:A1-A8,389-552.
Quality and value have intersecting influence on the safety of health care. Articles in this special issue explore key principles of safe orthopedic care for both adult and pediatric patients. Topics covered include leadership's role in implementing sustainable improvement, postsurgery patient education as a safety tactic, and the impact of surgical volume on safe, high-quality care.