Equipment-related Incidents in the Operating Room: an Analysis of Occurrence, Underlying Causes and Consequences for the Clinical Process
MedSun: Newsletter #57, February 2011

PubMed Abstract

Equipment-related incidents in the operating room (OR) can affect quality of care. In this study, the authors determined the occurrence and effects on the care process in a large teaching hospital. Equipment-related incidents occurred frequently in the involved hospital sites (up to 15.9%) and resulted in some extra work and additional minutes of delay per event. Management decisions have considerable influence on the occurrence of equipment-related incidents.

Additional Information:

PubMed. Equipment-related Incidents in the Operating Room: an Analysis of Occurrence, Underlying Causes and Consequences for the Clinical Process. December 2010.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20554572


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