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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.