Surgical technology and operating-room safety failures: a systematic review of quantitative studies

Source:  BMJ Quality and Safety vol/iss 22/9 pp.710-718

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Date of publication:  September 2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This systematic review looked at the frequency of equipment-related error in surgery. One quarter of all errors in surgery are a result of equipment or technology. There was usually about one equipment problem per procedure. Using pre-operative checklists could halve the number of equipment errors.

Length of Publication:  9 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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