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Archive November 2008 IX, No. 11


Surgical Safety? Check!

E. Dellinger

E. Dellinger, MD


Would you be willing to board a plane if you knew its crew hadn't followed the aviation industry's standardized safety checklist? Didn't think so. Do you think undergoing a surgical procedure is safer than flying? Not likely. So why should safety precautions in the OR lag behind those taken on the tarmac? They shouldn't.

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