In Search of Surgical Excellence: A Human Factors Approach
InformationDouglas Wiegmann, PhD (bio)
February 9 2007
1 hour and 4 minutes
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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.