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A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population
Implementation of the checklist was associated with concomitant reductions in the rates of death and complications among patients at least 16 years of age who were undergoing noncardiac surgery in a diverse group of hospitals.
Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development
An estimation of the global volume of surgery: a modelling strategy based on available data
Long‐term assessment of a multidisciplinary approach to thyroid nodule diagnostic evaluation
The diagnostic evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules is imprecise, and recent technologic and procedural advances suggest that this shortcoming can be mitigated, although few data confirm this benefit in unselected patients.
An Apgar score for surgery.
Improving safety with information technology.
Computerized prescribing by physicians reduces the rate of medication-related errors and systems that automatically page clinicians about serious laboratory abnormalities and remote monitoring of patients in intensive care units also appear promising.
Casualties of war--military care for the wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan.
- A. Gawande
- Political Science, MedicineThe New England journal of medicine
- 9 December 2004
As of November 9, 2004, a total of 10,153 service members had suffered war injuries. Dr. Atul Gawande writes about a military medical system that has made fundamental and effective changes in the…
Claims, errors, and compensation payments in medical malpractice litigation.
Claims that lack evidence of error are not uncommon, but most are denied compensation, and the vast majority of expenditures go toward litigation over errors and payment of them.
The global burden