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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

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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.

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