Advances in Perioperative Quality and Safety.
For decades, safe surgery focused on intraoperative technique and decision-making. The traditional hierarchy placed the surgeon as the leader with ultimate authority and responsibility. Despite the advances in surgical technique and equipment, too many patients have suffered unnecessary complications and suboptimal care. Today, we understand that the conduct of safe and effective surgery requires evidence-based decision-making, multifaceted treatment approaches to prevent complications, and effective communication in and out of the operating room. In this manuscript, we describe three significant advances in quality and safety that have changed the approach to surgical care: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, evidence-based bundled prevention of surgical site infections, and the Surgical Safety Checklist
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Anderson, K. T., Appelbaum, R. Bartz-Kurycki, M. A., Tsao, K. Browne, M. (2018). Advances in Perioperative Quality and Safety. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 27(2), 92-101. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2018.02.006
Pediatrics | Surgery
Department of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics Faculty, Department of Pediatrics Residents, Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty, Department of Surgery Residents