Quality and Safety of Minimally Invasive Surgery: Past, Present, and Future

Abstract

Adverse events because of medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States (US) exceeding the mortality rates of motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, and AIDS. Improvements can and should be made to reduce the rates of preventable surgical errors because they account for nearly half of all adverse events within hospitals. Although… (More)
DOI: 10.4137/BECB.S10967

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