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Safety, quality, and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

Khuri SF. Am Surg. 2006 Nov;72(11):994-8; discussion 1021-30, 1133-48. Surgical Service, VA, Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132, USA.

The Surgical Infection Prevention and Surgical Care Improvement Projects: promises and pitfalls.

Bratzler DW. Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134, USA. Am Surg. 2006 Nov;72(11):1010-6; discussion 1021-30, 1133-48.

American College of Surgeons remains committed to patient safety.

Russell TR, Jones RS. American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Am Surg. 2006 Nov;72(11):1005-9; discussion 1021-30, 1133-48.

Making the operating room of the future safer.

Greenberg CC, Roth EM, Sheridan TB, Gandhi TK, Gustafson ML, Zinner MJ, Dierks MM. Division of Surgical Oncology, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

Evaluation of a preoperative checklist and team briefing among surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists to reduce failures in communication.

Lingard L, Regehr G, Orser B, Reznick R, Baker GR, Doran D, Espin S, Bohnen J, Whyte S. University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth St, Eaton South 1-565, Toronto ON M5G 2C4, Canada. Arch Surg. 2008 Jan;143(1):12-7

Managing the prevention of retained surgical instruments: what is the value of counting?

Egorova NN, Moskowitz A, Gelijns A, Weinberg A, Curty J, Rabin-Fastman B, Kaplan H, Cooper M, Fowler D, Emond JC, Greco G. InCHOIR-International Center for Health Outcomes and Innovation Research, Department of Surgery, Columbia University, 600 W. 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA. Ann Surg. 2008 Jan;247(1):13-8

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