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