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Safety in surgery: First steps towards a systems approach

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The direct observation and assessment of surgical teams and the operative environment and examination of the entire process of care through record review, combined with comprehensive teaching and assessment of surgical technical skills, will we believe, greatly enhance our understanding of the key determinants of high performance in surgery and good clinical outcomes. Patient risk factors and surgical, anaesthetic and nursing skill will always be fundamental, but more subtle factors may be of...

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10.1258/1356262054825920

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Clinical Risk
Volume:
11
Issue:
5
Pages:
190-194
Publication date:
2005-09-05
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EISSN:
0000-0000
ISSN:
1356-2622
URN:
uuid:95918eea-11ba-4690-98a8-5b70221fd65e
Source identifiers:
450567
Local pid:
pubs:450567
Language:
English

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