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

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BACKGROUND: Surgical technology has led to significant improvements in patient outcomes. However, failures in equipment and technology are implicated in surgical errors and adverse events. We aim to determine the proportion and characteristics of equipment-related error in the operating room (OR) to further improve quality of care. METHODS: A systematic review of the published literature yielded 19 362 search results relating to errors and adverse events occurring in the OR, from which 124 qu...

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10.1136/bmjqs-2012-001778

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Journal:
BMJ quality and safety
Volume:
22
Issue:
9
Pages:
710-718
Publication date:
2013-09-01
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EISSN:
2044-5423
ISSN:
2044-5415
Source identifiers:
450389
Language:
English
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2014-02-28

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