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In Search of Surgical Excellence: A Human Factors Approach

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Douglas Wiegmann, PhD (bio)

February 9 2007

1 hour and 4 minutes


Error-free performance is commonly viewed as the key marker of surgical excellence. This talk presents data showing that even highly experienced surgical teams can err as a result of minor problems that disrupt “surgical flow.” Potential human factors interventions that reduce flow disruptions and allow surgical teams to achieve surgical excellence will be discussed.


Community Academic Partnership (CAP) Patient Safety




ICTR, Medical Errors, Task Performance and Analysis
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