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Journal Article > Commentary
Hicks CW, Rosen M, Hobson DB, Ko C, Wick EC. JAMA Surg. 2014;149:863-868.
Operating room briefings or time-outs are mandated by The Joint Commission as a strategy to prevent wrong-site surgery. This commentary explores the use of briefings both before and after surgery, evidence regarding their impact, and how a comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP) initiative designed and implemented a briefing and debriefing process.
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Journal Article > Study
Implementation of a surgical comprehensive unit-based safety program to reduce surgical site infections.
Wick EC, Hobson DB, Bennett JL, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;215;193-200.
Implementation of a comprehensive unit-based safety program was associated with a reduction in surgical site infection rates at a tertiary care hospital.