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Surgical operating environment procedures should be standardised to improve safety, taskforce recommends

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1855 (Published 03 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1855
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

A taskforce set up to review surgical “never events” (those that should never happen) in English hospitals has recommended new standards and systems to improve safety.

It said that national standard operating procedures should be developed to avoid variation in surgical practice. It also called for more consistency in surgical safety education and training and the creation of an independent panel that could review …

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