How to make surgery safer - what hospitals are doing to reduce human error
The Wall Street Journal writes of the movement to make things safer taking on new urgency, as advocates inside and outside the surgical community push for a range of changes, and the cost of mishaps mounts. Hospitals are collecting more data about surgical errors so they can track their performance and learn best practices. They’re using big data to screen patients before surgery to get them better prepared for procedures. And they’re trying to educate surgeons about using potentially dangerous equipment—as well as pushing them to pay more attention to their operating-room team to make sure they’re all on the same page about safety.
Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-make-surgery-safer-1424145652