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Patient experiences with interventions to reduce surgery cancellations: a qualitative study
(BioMed Central, 2013-08-08)
Background: The cancellation of planned surgery harms patients, increases waiting times and wastes scarce health resources. Previous studies have evaluated interventions to reduce cancellations from medical and ...
Increased incidence of postoperative infections during prophylaxis with cephalothin compared to doxycycline in intestinal surgery
(BioMed Central, 2009-12-07)
Background: The antibiotics used for prophylaxis during surgery may influence the rate of surgical site infections. Tetracyclines are attractive having a long half-life and few side effects when used in a single dose ...
A survey of surgical team members' perceptions of near misses and attitudes towards Time Out protocols
(BioMed Central, 2013-10-09)
Background: Medical errors are inherently of concern in modern health care. Although surgical errors as incorrect surgery (e.g., wrong patient, wrong site, or wrong procedure) are infrequent, they are devastating events ...