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A systematic proactive risk assessment of hazards in surgical wards: a quantitative study.

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OBJECTIVE: To identify and prioritize hazards in surgical wards and recommend interventions. BACKGROUND: Retrospective and prospective studies report the frequency and severity of surgical adverse events, but not in sufficient detail to allow interventions to be recommended in surgical wards. METHODS: Seventy hours of observations were used to record all activities occurring in surgical wards, and from these activities health care processes were derived. Fifty-nine patients and staff quantif...

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Journal:
Annals of surgery
Volume:
255
Issue:
6
Pages:
1086-1092
Publication date:
2012-06-05
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EISSN:
1528-1140
ISSN:
0003-4932
URN:
uuid:fea0fcb9-c9e3-4941-a11a-99be14a6291f
Source identifiers:
450510
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pubs:450510

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